Full week with no new cases of Covid-19 in NZ

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 May 2020, 1:10PM
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Full week with no new cases of Covid-19 in NZ

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 May 2020, 1:10PM

New Zealand has gone a whole week with no new Covid-19 cases - and there's now just one active case in the entire country.

Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed today is the seventh consecutive day with no new cases. And there is now just one active coronavirus case in the country - down from eight cases yesterday.

There are no additional deaths to report, and no one in New Zealand is receiving hospital-level care for the virus.

The total number of confirmed cases remains at 1154, which is the number the country reports to the World Health Organisation.

Seven more people have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours - meaning the total number of people who have recovered is 1481. Only one case remains active.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1504.

Meanwhile, testing continues to operate apace with laboratories completing 4162 tests on Thursday, bringing the total number to date to 275,852.

At midday today the alert level 2 restrictions on social gatherings were eased, meaning groups of up to 100 can now gather at events such as church services and funerals. Some community sport also resumes this weekend.

On Thursday director general of health Ashley Bloomfield announced no new Covid-19 cases - marking six days since a new case was discovered, a record since the start of the pandemic.

There were then only eight active cases in this country.

The total tally of confirmed and probable cases stands at 1504.