New Zealand reports first local COVID-19 transmission in 102 days

New Zealand’s streak of no coronavirus transmission has come to an end: The country has announced its first cases of local transmission in 102 days, according to news reports.

On Tuesday (Aug. 11), New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country had confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 among people who had not traveled recently or had contact with a known case, according to CNN. The news comes just 48 hours after New Zealand marked the milestone of going 100 days without COVID-19 transmission. (COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.)

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