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Five recovered COVID cases reported today

Director-General of Health Dr Ahsley Bloomfield.

UPDATE: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reporting five recovered cases of COVID-19 today.

This means that the number of active cases descreases from 27 to 22.

Ashley says there are no new cases of COVID to report.

He says it has now been 83 days since the last case of the virus was acquired locally from an unknown source.

"All cases in the last few weeks have been identified during our routine testing in managed isolation.

"It shows the importance of the rigorous testing we are carrying out."

The total confimed number of cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand is 1205. This is the number reported daily to the WHO.

On Wednesday, laboratories carried out 2419 test. To date, 448,786 tests have been carried out in NZ since testing began at the beginning of the year.

EARLIER:

The Minister of Health Chris Hipkins, and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, will provide an update to the media about the latest COVID-19 situation in New Zealand at 1pm.

SunLive will provide an update this afternoon for those who are not able to tune into the livestream.

Here are the numbers as they stand:

It has now been 83 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, says a release from the Ministry of Health.

On Wednesday, there were no new recovered cases, which means the total number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 27.

"There is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19."

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1205, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization.

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