Coronavirus: New Zealand has had another two deaths linked to coronavirus

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Saturday, 11 April 2020, 1:10PM

There have been two more deaths related to Covid-19 in New Zealand.

This brings the total death toll to four.

The first was a man in his 80s, who passed away at Wellington Public Hospital yesterday and had a link to an established cluster which won't be identified.

He first became unwell on March 26 and was admitted on March 28

The second was a man in his 70s who died in Burwood Hospital after being among the group transferred from the Rosewood Rest Home.

He was tested on April 9.

Today New Zealand has 29 new cases of Covid-19 - bringing the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1,312 says Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline McElnay.

There are 20 new confirmed cases and 9 probable cases today.

There are 15 people in hospital, including five in ICU. One of these patients is in critical condition.

Of the total, 422 people have recovered.

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New Zealand's second death from Covid 19 was confirmed yesterday after a 90-year-old woman with underlying health conditions passed away in Burwood Hospital.

She was one 20 residents hospitalised from the Rosewood Rest Home after someone tested positive at the facility.

The other death was West Coast woman Anne Guenole, 73, who passed away in hospital on March 29, two days after testing positive for Covid-19.

For the third day in a row, more people have recovered from coronavirus than have tested positive.