COVID-19 cases rises to 1,431 in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 1,431 in New Zealand

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On Sunday, 19th of April 2020, PM Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health announced that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,431 from 1,422.

The total cases of COVID-19 have increased by 9. They consist of 4 confirmed and 5 probable cases that are linked to confirmed cases.

The new combined confirmed and probable cases is 1,431.


There are now 912 reported cases of COVID-19 that have recovered from their infection. This is an increase of 45 on yesterday.

Today there are 18 people in hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand. This includes 3 people in ICU, one each in middlemore, Dunedin and north shore hospitals.

Two of these people in ICU are in critical condition.

There are still 16 significant clusters around the country and there are no changes from yesterday.

12 more cases are have been connected to clusters incl. some of today and others from previous days.

Yesterday 4,146 tests were processes in laboratories around the country, the rolling 7 day average is 3,151 and a total of 83,224 tests have been conducted to-date.

Stock in-supply for laboratory testing is now over 90,000 complete tests.

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