Coronavirus: New Zealand has 69 new cases and one person in ICU

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 1:03PM

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has confirmed there are 69 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

There are 49 confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases

It brings the total to 868 cases since the pandemic began.

One person is in an ICU.

103 people have now recovered.

There have been 2,000 lab tests a day, with almost 30,000 tests conducted so far. Capacity is now 5,400 tests a day, Bloomfield said.

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There are 10 significant clusters in New Zealand, across the country.

The biggest is at Marist College in Auckland.

On recovered cases, Bloomfield said the Government was continuing to watch international cases for criteria.

On the border, he said 300 people have arrived into New Zealand – those are all Kiwis returning home.

If people are symptomatic, they are quarantined and tested.

There 135 people in quarantined, at the moment.