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On Friday, 10th of April 2020, Director of Public Health, Dr. Caroline McElnay
said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,283 from 1,239.
The country now has a second death linked to Covid-19
The second death: a Woman in her 90’s at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch city. She passed away yesterday.
The Woman had recently tested positive for a test of Covid-19.
“And as in that case, the countries thoughts will be with the Christchurch Women’s family and loved ones at this time,” said Director of Public Health, Dr. Caroline McElnay
“understandably the family will take time to grieve and we would ask that the media please respect their privacy.”
“Those residents were relocated to a ward at Burwood to allow them to isolated together in a group bubble,” said Director of Public Health, Dr. Caroline McElnay
“In this case that we can say that the woman was one of a group of 20 residents transferred from Rosewood Rest home and Hospital to Burwood Hospital earlier in the week as part of the Canterbury District Health Boards cluster management process.”
The woman that suddenly died had suffered a number of common age related conditions prior to being test as positive to Coronavirus.
Due to lock down restrictions family of the woman that suddenly died had no option to comfort her before passing away however hospital staff were able to provide her with comfort and support.
Canterbury DHB will be providing more information this afternoon about the other residents at Rosewood.
New Zealand’s First death linked to Covid-19 was on March 29th on the West coast; a woman in her 70’s with underlying health conditions.
/04/20 at 1:52pm
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