42 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases in Clutha/Southland, 5th April

Apr 05, 2020
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Today the Ministry of Health released the latest confirmed Covid-19 case numbers for the Southern DHB area.

There are now 42 confirmed cases in Clutha/Southland, up five from yesterday.

New cases compared to yesterday are Invercargill up five (27), one in Clutha (5) no changes for Gore (1) and Southland up two (9) bringing the total of confirmed cases in Clutha/Gore/Invercargill/Southland to (42). Both clusters Bluff/Southland up three (58) and Queenstown up zero (32). See more about clusters below.

The total number of cases in New Zealand is 1039, with 89 new cases confirmed today (Sunday 5th April)

Number of cases in Southern as of 05 April 2020: 160 confirmed, includes 1 probable. Image: Southern DHB

Significant clusters in New Zealand

Significant clusters in NZ as at 5 April 2020
Clusters under investigation Location Total to date New in last 24 hours
School Auckland 66 6
Event Southland 58 3
Workplace Waikato 56 2
Event Queenstown 32 0
Workplace Auckland 16 0
Group travel to US Wellington 16 3
Cruise ship Hawke’s Bay 16 0
Rest home Waikato 14 0
Event Wellington 13 0
Unknown origin Auckland 13 4
Group travel overseas Auckland 12 -1 *
Unknown origin Christchurch 10 0

The Ministry of Health is now only publicly reporting clusters with 10 or more cases. All clusters are being investigated by public health officials. These figures include confirmed and probable cases. We are working to provide appropriate information on clusters.

* Decrease in number of clusters is due to probable cases being reclassified as not a case.

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