First ICU Patient related to Coronavirus in New Zealand

First ICU Patient related to Coronavirus in New Zealand

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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.

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 individual in ICU is in Nelson and has been in there for certain days, they disintegrated over the most recent 24 hours and are on ventilation, they have critical health wellbeing conditions,” Dr Bloomfield said.

“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 is to be in self-isolation until the result is confirmed.

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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. Two patients are in a less stable condition.


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27/03/20 at 1:55pm


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27/03/20 at 1:56pm *editor check*

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