Coronavirus: New Zealand has 89 new cases and three patients in ICU

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Sunday, 5 April 2020, 1:04PM

New Zealand has 89 new Covid-19 cases.

There are 48 confirmed with 41 probable cases of Covid-19, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.

That brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand to 1,039.

At this stage, 156 people have recovered, Bloomfield said.

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There are 15 people in hospital, including three in ICU; one in Wellington and two in Auckland, with two reportedly in a critical condition.

3,093 lab tests were processed yesterday, with the total number of lab tests so far at 36,209.

He said 45 per cent have a clear international travel link, 36 per cent were contacts of known cases, and 1 per cent were community transmission - 18 per cent are still being investigated.


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