Coronavirus: New Zealand has one new confirmed case of coronavirus today

Publish Date
Sunday, 17 May 2020, 12:56PM

Today New Zealand has one new case of COVID-19 - taking the total number of cases in New Zealand to 1,499, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The case is linked to the Christchurch Rosewood rest home cluster as a household contact of an earlier case.

The total of confirmed cases is 1,149.

There are no new deaths today.

The death toll remains at 21, including 12 from the Rosewood cluster.

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

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A total of 1,433 people reported as having recovered from Covid-19 - an increase of five on yesterday.

This means 96 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases are now recovered.

The country is heading into its first full week at alert level 2.