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World Coronavirus: Ministry of Health confirms 89 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand

08:41  05 april  2020
08:41  05 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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There are 48 new confirmed cases and 41 probable cases of COVID - 19 in New Zealand , bringing the country's case total to 1039. © AP Photo/John Minchillo A laboratory technician prepares COVID - 19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in

There are 48 new confirmed cases and 41 probable cases of COVID - 19 in New Zealand , bringing the country's case total to 1039. The latest figures were announced by the Ministry of Health 's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield during the daily press conference on Sunday.

A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y. © AP Photo/John Minchillo A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y. There are 48 new confirmed cases and 41 probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, the additional 89 cases bringing the country's total to 1039.

The latest figures were announced by the Ministry of Health's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield during the daily press conference on Sunday.

As of Sunday, 156 people have recovered from the virus and 15 are hospitalised, including three patients in the ICU. Two are in a critical condition.

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The first case of the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) in New Zealand was reported on 28 February 2020. The country has a total of 1,039 cases

In the past week there have been 2448 tests per day on average and a total of 36,209 tests so far. On Saturday alone 3093 tests were completed.

Forty-five percent of New Zealand's cases have clear links to international travel and 36 percent are contacts of known cases. Confirmed community transmission remains at 1 percent while 18 percent of cases are still under investigation.

Per day, more than 2000 calls are being made to potential close contacts of confirmed cases.

There are 12 significant clusters around the country, including new clusters in Canterbury and Auckland. Fifty-eight cases have been linked to a wedding in Bluff and 56 have been confirmed in the Matamata cluster. The Marist College cluster in Auckland remains the largest with 66 cases.

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Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed there are 82 new cases of Covid - 19 in New Zealand , 52 confirmed and 30 probable, bringing the total to 950. Dr Bloomfield said the Health Ministry is becoming increasingly confident that the lockdown is working. There remains a strong link to to overseas travel

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Of New Zealand's cases, 74 percent are European, 8.3 percent are Asian, 7.6 percent are Māori and 3.3 percent are Pacific.

"What we need to do is get down from [Alert Level 4]," Dr Bloomfield said, acknowledging there are no plans for a curfew to be added to lockdown protocol.

"As long as people stick to the rules we should be able to maintain [the current restrictions]."

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that 795 prevention patrols have been completed by police nationwide over Friday and Saturday alone, as well as 990 reassurance checks at essential services, including pharmacies and supermarkets.

Ardern also called out the 38-year-old Christchurch man who filmed himself coughing and sneezing on supermarket shoppers in Barrington. The man, who was arrested on Saturday night, was "charitably described as an idiot" by the Prime Minister.

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COVID - 19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of More information for contacts of cases in New Zealand is available at Contact tracing for COVID - 19 . The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing the latest advice for travellers on the Safe Travel

The New Zealand Ministry of Health . The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of New Zealanders. 89 new cases of COVID - 19 . Media release.

The Prime Minister noted that nothing has been decided regarding the extension or reduction of the lockdown period.

"No decisions have been made at the point at which we will be exiting Level 4," Ardern told reporters.

"The more people comply, the more likely we can come out of [lockdown] at the time we've said."

Death toll remains at one

As of Sunday, there have been no additional virus-related deaths. The first COVID-19 patient to die in New Zealand was announced on Sunday, March 29.

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