LIVE: Five more people recover from COVID-19

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today.

Director-General of Health Dr Ahsley Bloomfield says there are no new old cases either.

"This means that out total confirmed cases remains at 1153.

"The total number of confirmed and probable cases is 1503."

Ashley says there is an increase of five people who have recovered from the virus.

"This is 96 per cent of the total number of cases.

"There are no additional deaths."

One person remains in hospital.

Ashley says that person is in Middlemore Hospital and does not require ICU care.

Yesterday, 4882 test were processed by laboratories.

The total number of tests to date is now 238, 725.


Will New Zealand see zero new cases of COVID-19 today?

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be giving the latest numbers this afternoon.

He will be flying solo for the All of Government COVID-19 National Response at 1pm.

SunLive will be providing updates throughout the afternoon for those who miss the livestream.

What we know so far

While there were no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand on Tuesday, the total number of confirmed cases has now increased by four.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the four cases are of people who arrived back in New Zealand in April.

He says they originally tested positive in Uruguary and to avoid being double counted by the WHO, New Zealand was waiting to hear if they had been reported or not.

Ashley says they have since been told that Uruguay has not reported the cases under their country, so they are now being reported under New Zealand total confirmed tally.

The current number of confirmed New Zealand cases is now 1153. This is the number of cases reported to the WHO each day.

"All four of the cases reported today have since recovered from the virus.

With the addition of the four historic cases, the total number of confirmed and probable cases has increased from 1499 to 1503.

"96 per cent of the total cases are now recovered. That's 1442. Nine more than yesterday.

"There are still two people in hospital. One in Auckland City and one in Middlemore Hospital. Neither are in ICU."

There are no additional deaths to report.

On Monday, 3125 test were carried out. The total number of test to date is now at 233,843.

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all questions

Posted on 21-05-2020 08:30 | By hapukafin

It was revealed yesterday that a question , if you had a sore throat, was not on the border entry form.this is a important symptom of COVID19. Do these important documents get prepared,checked,printed and rechecked before being distributed.?