COVID-19 cases rises to 1,422 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,422 in New Zealand

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On Saturday, 18th of April 2020, the Ministry of Health wrote in a public statement that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,422 from 1,409.

The total cases of COVID-19 have increased by 13. They consist of 8 confirmed and 5 probable cases that are linked to either confirmed cases or known outbreaks.

There are no further deaths to report today.


The new total of confirmed and probable cases is 1,422.

A total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand remains at 11.

Eight hundred sixty-seven reported cases of COVID-19 who have recovered; this is an increase of 51 on yesterday.

Today there are 20 people in hospital with COVID-19. The total includes three people in ICU – one each in Middlemore, Dunedin, and North Shore hospitals.

Two of these ICU patients – in Dunedin and North Shore – are in a critical condition.

There are still 16 significant clusters – no change from yesterday. Seven more cases have been connected to groups.

Yesterday a record number of COVID-19 tests were processed, with the new high being 4,677 tests. The rolling 7-day average is 2,905, and 79,078 total checks have been processed to date.

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