Dr Ashley Bloomfield provides COVID-19 update to media (24.08.20)

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9 new total cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today – eight confirmed cases and one probable case.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is 114, of which 18 are imported cases from managed isolation facilities.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 123, of which 19 are imported cases from managed isolation facilities.


Today there are 10 people in hospital who have COVID-19. Three people are in Auckland City Hospital, four people in Middlemore, two people in North Shore Hospital and one person in Waikato Hospital.

Six people are stable on a ward, and three people in Middlemore are in ICU.

The 9 new cases bring a total number of confirmed cases to 1,332, which is the number MOH (Ministry of Health) reports to the World Health Organization. 

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