Today we have two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report and four new probable cases.
Five of today’s cases can be traced to a known source. One case is still being investigated.
The total of confirmed and probable cases is 1,485.
New Zealand’s total number of confirmed cases is 1,134. This is the number we report to the World Health Organization and in many instances this is the number reported publicly by other countries.
There were 5,691 tests completed yesterday, with a combined total to date of 145,589.
Of our cases, 1,263 are reported as recovered – an increase of 11 on yesterday. 85% of all confirmed and probable cases have now recovered.
There are five people in hospital, none in ICU.
Sadly, today we are reporting the death of a resident of Rosewood Rest Home who was transferred to Burwood Hospital.
George Hollings was in his 80s, and his family have asked us to share his name and some information about him.