New Zealand reports 61 new cases of COVID-19

Today there are 47 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report.

There are now 82 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 708, 61 more than yesterday.

These numbers continue to be encouraging but they do not yet signal a turn-around.

Today we can report 16 people remain in hospital with COVID-19.

As reported midnight 31 March, the following is the number of inpatients across all 20 DHBs:

  • Tairawhiti/Gisbourne Hospital – 1
  • Waikato Hospital – 1
  • Canterbury – 1
  • Auckland City Hospital – 1
  • Hawkes Bay Hospital – 1
  • Taranaki – 1
  • Middlemore Hospital – 2
  • Wairau Hospital, Blenheim – 1
  • Nelson Hospital – 1
  • Wellington City Hospital – 3
  • Palmerston North – 1
  • Tauranga – 1
  • Dunedin – 1

Two of the 16 in hospital are in ICU and are stable.

For those cases we have information on, we are still seeing a strong link to overseas travel (51%), as well as links to confirmed cases within New Zealand (30%) and community transmission (1%).

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