COVID-19 cases rises to 1,409 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,409 in New Zealand

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On Friday, 17th of April 2020, Dr Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health, said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,409 from 1,401.

The total cases of COVID-19 have increased by 8. They consist of 2 confirmed and 6 probable cases that are linked to either confirmed cases or known outbreaks.

Two further deaths. One from Waikato hospital and was a man in his 90s who died yesterday and he had a connection to the Matamata cluster. The second death was a woman in her 80s at Burwood Hospital, who was a part of the 20 Rosewood residents who were transferred to the hospital, she had underlying health issues.


The new total of confirmed and probable cases is 1,409.

There are now 7 deaths from the group of Rosewood residents who were moved to Burwood hospital.

A total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand is now 11.

816 reported cases of COVID-19 who have recovered, this is an increase of 46 on yesterday.

Today 14 people are in hospital. This includes 3 in ICU – one each in Middlemore, Dunedin and North Shore; this is no change on yesterday. 2 of these are in critical condition.

There is still 16 significant clusters, no change on yesterday.

4,241 tests were processed yesterday, and the total tests to date are 74,401.

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