No new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 23 May 2020, 1:12PM
Director-General of Health,Dr Ashley Bloomfield, at a Covid -19 press conference. Photo / pool
Director-General of Health,Dr Ashley Bloomfield, at a Covid -19 press conference. Photo / pool

No new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 23 May 2020, 1:12PM

New Zealand has no new cases of Covid-19 today and there are no new deaths, says the Ministry of Health.

The number of people in hospital as a result of Covid-19 is just one.

As it stands, there are 28 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

The number of people who have recovered is 1455 and the total number of Covid-19 cases the country has had remains at 1504.

There is no change to the number of people recovered, meaning 97 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases have recovered from COVID-19.

The number of new cases this week has been very low.

There was just one case on Friday and no new cases for the three days before that.

The new case yesterday was linked to the St Margaret's cluster in Auckland.

Because of that person's connection to the earlier case, they have been in isolation since the beginning of Level 4.

"This case is another example of the 'long tail' of Covid-19 and why ongoing vigilance is so important," the Ministry of Health said.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1504 – so far 97 per cent of those have recovered.

There have been more than 250,000 Covid-19 tests in New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the NZ Covid Tracer app has now had 293,000 registrations.

"We continue 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 said.

"The faster we can do these steps the less likely it is the virus can spread in our communities."