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LIVE: 76 new cases of COVID-19 today

Ashley Bloomfield and Mike Bush will be speaking at today's update.

UPDATE: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Blomfield says there have been no additional deaths related to COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Currently, only one person has died in the West Coast.

Ashley has delivered his latest upated this afternoon.

He says there are 76 new cases of COVID-19 today. That brings the total number of cases to 589.

He says of those, one probable case has been confirmed and there are no 37 probable cases.

Sixty three people have recovered from the virus.

Ashley says 12 are in hospital.

"Two of those people are in ICU."

Three people are expected to be discharged soon.

"We are still seeing a strong link to overseas travel or close contacts to overseas travel.

"Two per cent of the cases are from community transmission, that's 10 cases."

EARLIER:

The All of Government COVID-19 National Response will provide an update at 1pm today.

Speakers:

  •   •  Mike Bush, Commissioner of Police – update on Covid-19 national response

  •   •  Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health – health update.

What we know so far

Director-General of Health Ashely Bloomfield says one person has died  from COVID-19 in New Zealand. 

The woman, who was in her 70s, was initially diagnosed with influenza. She died on Sunday morning and was from the West Coast. 

As of Sunday, there were a total of 514 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

“We currently have nine people in hospital with COVID-19. One of those people is in ICU on a ventilator,” he says.

Ashley says 56 people have now recovered from COVID-19.

“We are still seeing a strong link to overseas travel,” he says.

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