Coronavirus: New Zealand has had another person die of coronavirus

Publish Date
Saturday, 2 May 2020, 1:28PM

Sadly, New Zealand has had another coronavirus-related death.

The death is a man in his 80s in Christchurch's Burwood Hospital.

He had been transferred from Rosewood Rest Home.

He was considered to be a probable case of COVID-19 and he also had underlying health conditions.

This brings the death toll to 20, including 11 from the Rosewood cluster.

Today New Zealand has six new cases of COVID-19 - bringing the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1,485, the Ministry of Health has reported.

There are five people in hospital, none of whom are in ICU.

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The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 is up to 1,263 - up 11 on yesterday's number.

This means 85 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases are now recovered.

New Zealanders awoke on Tuesday to more freedoms at alert level 3, which will remain for at least two weeks.

From Tuesday, people can get takeaways for dinner and to-go coffees from their favourite café, as long as there is no person-to-person contact.

Kiwis will also be able to fish and surf under level 3, and there are an estimated 400,000 people who have return to work.