66 new cases were recorded yesterday bringing the total to 262.
This after the country became one of the last places to record a covid case, last Thursday.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of 1,510 tests were carried out by midday yesterday at seventeen screening sites.
In addition to the 247 community cases, 15 imported cases linked to the NZ 0990 repatriation flight on 6th March 2022, continue to be monitored in isolation.
The Ministry of Health has identified a total of 428 close contacts of these cases and they remain under investigation.