COVID-19 cases rises to 1,330 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,330 in New Zealand

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Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health


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On Sunday, 12th of April 2020, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,330 from 1,312.

There have been 18 new cases of COVID-19. 14 confirmed new cases and 4 new probable cases.

There are no additional deaths to report, so the total number of fatalities remains at 4.

There are now 471 reported cases of COVID-19 where the people have recovered from the infection. This is an increase of 49 from yesterday.


The total combined and probable cases are 1,330.

There are 14 people in the hospital, 5 in ICU – one each in Wellington, Middle more, Wairau, Blenheim, Dunedin and North Shore Hospitals.

One patient out of the 5 in ICU is in critical condition.

Yesterday only 2,421 tests were processed.


The average testing is 3,523 per week.

The total number of tests so far in total that has been taken is 61,167.

Cases that the MOH has information on for the most reliable link are with those who are contacts of existing examples that’s 47% while 40% are linked to overseas travel.

2% confirmed as community transmission, while 11% are under investigation.

That is a reduction from 18% a week ago.

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12/04/20 at 1:00pm

Last Updated:

12/04/20 at 1:15pm *Editor spell checks*

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