No new COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty

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There has been no change to the number of COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty since yesterday.

Currently there are 14 active cases of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, which covers the Western and Eastern BOP, one person remains in Tauranga Hospital.

As of 9am today 33 people have recovered from the virus so the total number of active and recovered cases is 47.

Of these cases 46 have been in the western BOP and one in the eastern BOP.

The Lakes District Health Board which covers Rotorua and Taupo, is reporting that two more people have recovered from the virus leaving just two active cases.

The total number of active and recovered cases for the Lakes DHB is 16, with 10 in the Rotorua district and six in the Taupo district.

Case numbers of COVID-19 are reported at a regional level, and not released as numbers in small populations, to ensure the privacy and wellbeing of affected individuals and their families can be respected, says the Lakes DHB.

Nationally there were five new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death today.

These cases are made up of two new confirmed cases and three new probable cases

One of these cases is linked to overseas travel, three are linked to existing clusters and one is under investigations with a possible link to overseas travel.

The person who died is a man in his 60s from the Rosewood rest home in Christchurch.

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says the man had underlying health conditions.

He is the tenth person from the Rosewood cluster to die.

Caroline says this illustrates the impact the disease has on vulnerable people.

"Every person we lose to Covid-19 is a tragedy, with family and friends left without their loved ones, and our thoughts are with them all at this time."

The total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1456.

There are 1095 people that have recovered from COVID-19 so far, this is 30 more than yesterday.

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And that..Yadick......

Posted on 24-04-2020 19:28 | By groutby precisely why the lockdown has been ( in my opinion) at least some of the potential threats to spreading the infection are prepared to ’stick to the rules’ and help us all get out of this as soon as possible with safety and success. Of course the ones who don’t give a rats arse about anyone else on the planet will think differently...what say you?...


Posted on 24-04-2020 16:09 | By

Went to supermarket today and cannot believe the increase in traffic already. Absolutely appalling.