New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP
New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP

New Zealand identifies its first coronavirus case – seven months after infection

  • The infection occurred in late February after exposure to a visitor from Italy but the family suffering symptoms was not tested at the time
  • Epidemiologist said he had not heard of a case identified by testing so long after a person first fell ill

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP
New Zealand’s first Covid-19 case was originally believed to have been a person who had travelled to Iran. Photo: AP
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