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Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 today

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are 13 cases of Covid-19 today.

The new cases are made up of eight confirmed cases and five new probable cases.

There have been no further deaths recorded.

The new combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1422.

There are now 867 reported cases of COVID-19 who have recovered, this is an increase of 51 from yesterday.

Today there are 20 people in hospital with COVID-19. The total includes three people in intensive care - one each in Middlemore, Dunedin and North Shore hospitals.

There is no change from yesterday with 16 significant COVID-19 clusters around the country. Seven more cases have been connected to clusters.

Yesterday a record number of COVID-19 tests were processed, with the new high being 4,677 tests. The rolling 7-day average is 2,905, and 79,078 total tests have been processed to date.

Targeted testing has been carried out to help determine whether there is any undetected community transmission that has taken place in Queenstown, Waikato, Canterbury. Today the testing is taking place in Auckland.

All tests processed from the Queenstown supermarket site returned a negative result.

In Waikato, 308 people were tested across Otorohanga, Hamilton, Matamata, Cambridge, and Te Awamutu.

Those tests have all also returned negative results. All tests processed to date from the community testing in Canterbury are also negative for COVID-19.

Today in Auckland testing began at 8am at two supermarkets with the aim to collect 150 swabs at each site.

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