Coronavirus: New Zealand has 78 new confirmed cases

Publish Date
Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:07PM

There are 78 new cases of Covid-19, including 73 confirmed cases and five new probable cases, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.

This takes the country's total number to 283.

Details of these cases will be on the Ministry of Health website as details emerge.

There are 27 people who have recovered.

Seven people are in hospital and are stable. None are in ICU.

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Yesterday 2,417 tests were processed nationwide, taking the total number of tests to 12,683. About 1,400 tests have been done daily in the last week.

People who have been tested must self-isolate from those in their household while awaiting the results of their tests.

Most cases are still linked to overseas travel or to existing clusters of confirmed cases, such as Marist College in Auckland and the world conference in Queenstown.

There are also possible clusters around a travel group to the US as well as a rest home in Hamilton.

More information will be provided about those clusters on the MoH website.


This article was originally posted by NZ Herald and reproduced here with permission.