Just one active case of COVID-19 in NZ

People are being encouraged to maintain good hygiene standards. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

There are no new cases or deaths from COVID-19 in New Zealand today.

There is only just one active case still remaining.

The Ministry of Health released today's figures in a written statement, rather than the usual live media briefing.

It says confirmed and probable cases remain at 1504, with the total number of confirmed cases - which is reported to the World Health Organisation - was still 1154.

The number of recovered cases was unchanged at 1481 with just one active case remaining and no people in hospital with the virus.

There were no additional deaths to report.

  •   •  If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP - don't show up at a medical centre

Gatherings at Level 2 

"We're aware of several large gatherings in New Zealand yesterday to recognise the tragic death of George Floyd in the USA," says Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

"Anyone who attended these gatherings or who is planning to be at other upcoming events and feels they may be at risk by coming into close contact with people they don’t know, should take a cautious approach and seek advice. 

"People can get that advice from Healthline, from their GP or after-hours clinic. 

"Whatever the Alert Level in New Zealand, it's clear COVID-19 will continue to be a global threat for some time and it's important we remain vigilant - both as individuals and as a country.

"This means continuing to observe physical distancing to keep yourself and others safe, seeking appropriate heath advice, and most importantly staying at home if you're unwell. 

"There's currently no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand so at this time, quarantine for 14 days after attending one of these outdoor events is not required. 

"It's really important that people remain alert to symptoms and seek advice if they're at all concerned."

A reminder around the current Alert Level 2 rules on gatherings, which those organising and attending gatherings need to continue to take account of:

  •   •  there should be no gatherings of more than 100 people

  •   •  at those gatherings people need to be physically distanced.

NZ COVID Tracer app

The NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 482,000 registrations – that’s an increase of 6000 since this time yesterday.

The MOH continues to encourage as many people as possible to download the app – it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19.

The Ministry also recognise the work being done by businesses to get their unique QR codes up and running - the latest figures are for 21,215 posters having been created.

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