COVID-19 cases rises to 368  in New Zealand

COVID-19 cases rises to 368 in New Zealand

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The Ministry of Health’s Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

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On Friday 27th March 2020, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said that the current Coronavirus cases have risen to 368 from 283.

76 new confirmed, nine probable, 37 individuals confirmed recovered, eight people in Hospital with COVID-19, 3 are in Wellington Regional Hospital, two are in Nelson Hospital, one each in Waikato, Auckland and Whangarei Hospitals. 6 are stable, and two patients are in a less stable condition; one of whom is in intensive care.

The individual who is in ICU in Nelson Hospital has been ventilated. 

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They had a “noteworthy” underlying health condition, said Bloomfield. The other individual who isn’t in a steady state is in Wellington. No new community clusters are being investigated as of yesterday.

People that have recovered have gotten over their symptoms after the 14day incubation period. There is no proof that the people could be infectious/spread the virus in future. 

“Over the last seven days we have processed an average of 1,479 tests each day around the country,” Bloomfield said.

Anyone that has been tested and waiting for results are to be in self isolation until the result is confirmed.

Most cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand are still related to overseas travel.

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PPE gear:

Advice for health care professionals and essential workers around protective equipment is to be supplied on the Ministry of Health website later in the day.

This includes the use of masks and hand hygiene uses for essential workers & health workers.

DHB’s have their dedicated supplies of masks. Around 5 million across the country.

In the ministry of health nation reserve, there are currently 1.9 million aprons and gowns, 2.7 million pairs of gloves and 60,000 sets of eye protection in addition to 18 million masks in the national reserve.

Bloomfield says that we must protect our health workers and essential workforce.


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