Coronavirus: New Zealand has had another person die of COVID-19

Publish Date
Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:09PM

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

The death is a woman in her 60s at Rosewood Rest Home.

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

This brings the death toll to 21, including 12 from the Rosewood cluster.

Today New Zealand has two new cases of COVID-19 - taking the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1,488, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.

That is made up of one new confirmed case and one new probable case.

The total of confirmed cases is 1,138.

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

The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 is up to 1,302 - up 26 on yesterday's number.

This means 88 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases are now recovered.

Yesterday, for the second day in a row there were no new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand.

But Bloomfield warned we wouldn't see what impact dropping down to level 3 had until later this week due to the incubation period of the coronavirus.