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LIVE: NZ enters day 12 of no new COVID cases

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

UPDATE: Today is the 12th day of no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is delivering the latest update on the coronavirus situation in New Zealand.

"There are no new cases to report. This is now our 12th consecutive day of no new cases.

"There is just one active case."

Ashley says there are no cases which require hospital care.

New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases remains at 1504.

"We still have probable cases and the total number remains at 1154."

Yesterday, laboratories carried out 1262 tests.

The total number of test carried out to date is now 283, 525.

Ashley says while New Zealand continues to report zero new cases, the situation is very different outside of our borders.

He says there are thousands of cases still being reported each day, showing that this is a continuing global pandemic.

EARLIER:

New Zealand has seen zero new cases of COVID-19 for more than a week now.

Will the trend continue?

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be delivering the latest update on the COVID-19 response at 1pm.

SunLive will provide updates throughout the afternoon for those who can't tune into the livestream above.

What we know so far

As of yesterday, there was only one active case of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

This case is reported to be in Auckland.

There were no new cases or deaths reported by the Ministry of Health.

The number of confirmed and probable cases remained at 1504, with the total number of confirmed cases - which is reported to the World Health Organisation - 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.

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