Cove 19 Update: Today 11 new community cases were reported in New Zealand.

Today, the number of 19 community cases per day has dropped to 11.

Corona virus particles, e.g.  Various strains of the corona virus are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, gastroenteritis and SARS (acute respiratory syndrome).  The new Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (formerly 2019-CoV) appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

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Six new cases and two historic cases were also reported in administrative isolation.

There are 879 cases in total, 288 cases have been cured now. There are 29 unrelated cases, including six from today.

Only one case was contagious in the community yesterday.

Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, director general of health, said the two cases at Middlemore Hospital were being thoroughly investigated, along with a few other unrelated cases.

The total number of cases dropped again to 13, all over Auckland.

There are 27 people in the hospital, four in the ICU and all need a ventilator.

A total of 14,181 bushes were processed.

Dr Bloomfield said it was important to have high testing scores this weekend, especially in Auckland. Work is underway to set up testing sites near the Auckland Boundary, for those who need to cross.

Bloomfield said he continues to make bulk testing widely available, including for people crossing the border.

Bloomfield said more than 38,000 people are in contact tracing systems and about 92 percent of all contacts are tested in the system.


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