COVID-19 cases rises to 1,039 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,039 in New Zealand

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Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

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On Sunday, 5th of April 2020, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,039 from 950.

Eighty-nine new cases from yesterday, 48 confirmed, 41 probable. No additional deaths, 156 cases recovered. 

15 in hospital, 3 in intensive care, 1 in Wellington and two in Auckland. Two in critical condition.

Total combined confirmed and probable is 1,039.

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Two thousand four hundred forty-eight tests were completed—the total number of tests done is now 36,209.

Three thousand ninety-four tests were processed yesterday.

45% have clear international links. 36% are contacts of known cases, including in clusters. 1% confirmed is a community, 18% unconfirmed/in the investigation.

The clusters with the highest number with associated cases remain the same, although the instances numbers have gone up a small amount each.

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has 58

The event in Matamata

has 56

The cluster with the most significant number of cases remains the Marist College cluster in Auckland, with 66 cases.

Ethnicity

74%

Asian

8.3%

Maori

7.6%

Pacific

3.3%

More details on ethnicity are on the Ministry of Health Website.

Contact tracing:

“There has been a significant in our national capacity to undertake contact tracing, both within our public health units that have additional staff but also through our national close contact service as of Saturday; 4,909 close contacts have been traced by that national close contact service which was stood up on the 24th of March,” said Ashley Bloomfield.

Seven hundred two contacts were traced on a single day on Tuesday. Around 2,000 calls per day, 190 staff working in shifts.


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