April 05, 2020
Virus tracking team established
The number of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand crossed the 1000 mark over the weekend, with yesterday’s tally of 48 new confirmed cases and 41 new probable cases taking the total to 1039.
Of those 156 have now recovered.
The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1039.
There were 15 people in hospital, including three in ICU – one in Wellington, and in Auckland. Two are in a critical condition.
Māori make up 7.6 per cent of the total or 79 people.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says there are now 12 significant clusters with more than 10 cases, with the largest being Auckland’s Marist College, Bluff and Matamata.
He says the Health Ministry’s new National Close Contact Service now has 190 staff making more than 2000 calls a day tracking close contacts of those with the illness.
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