COVID-19 cases rises to 1,312 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,312 in New Zealand

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Director of Public Health, Dr. Caroline McElnay


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On Saturday, 11th of April 2020, Director of Public Health, Dr. Caroline McElnay, said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,312 from 1,283.

Two further deaths linked to COVID-19. 4 deaths total to COVID-19.

One death was from Wellington Hospital. The second death is a man in his 70’s at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch.

Both deaths in older individuals with underlying health issues also are linked to already existing clusters.


There have been 29 new cases of COVID-19. 20 new cases and 9 new probable cases.

422 reported cases have recovered from COVID-19 an increase of 49 on yesterday.

The total number of cases, probable and confirmed, is 1,312.

There are 15 people in the hospital, 5 in ICU – one each in Wellington, Middlemore, Hawkes Bay, Dunedin and North Shore.


One of the ICU patients in Dunedin is in critical condition.

“For those cases, we have information on, we are still seeing a clear but declining link to overseas travel at 40%, with ongoing links to confirmed cases within New Zealand 46%, including those in clusters we already know about and community transmission at 2%. We are still investigating 11% of cases.” Dr. Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health, said.

There were 3,061 tests conducted yesterday.

The total number of tests done is 58,746.

There is 13 significant clusters across New Zealand.

3 most significant clusters are Matamata, with 70 cases, Bluff with 85 instances, Maris College also with 85 cases.

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11/04/20 at 1:00pm

Last Updated:

11/04/20 at 1:15pm *Editor spell checks*

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