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LIVE: Four days of no new COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand for the fourth day running.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is providing an update on COVID-19.

Another five cases have been confirmed as recovered, meaning 97 per cent of cases have recovered.

Ashley says just one person remains in hospital.

There have been no further deaths.

Ashley says 16,113 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of tests carried out to date is now 244,838.

EARLIER:

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is set to deliver the latest COVID-19 update this afternoon.

He will be speaking at the All of Government COVID-19 National Response from Wellington at 1pm.

As always, SunLive will provide updates throughout the afternoon for those who are not able to tune into the livestream.

What we know so far

On Wednesday, Ashley reported zero new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

"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.

On Tuesday, 4882 test were processed by laboratories.

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

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