Today there are 29 new cases of COVID-19 to report – made up of 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 new probable cases. None of these in the Clutha/Southland region. There are no additional deaths to report.
There are now 317 reported cases of COVID-19 which we can confirm have recovered – an increase of 35 on yesterday.
We now report more people recovered than new combined cases.
The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1239.
Another day of no new Covid-19 cases in Clutha/Southland region, the total is same as yesterday 56 confirmed cases.
Related: Read Alert Levels Chart
Invercargill (40), Clutha (5), Gore (2) Southland (9) bringing the total of confirmed cases in Clutha/Gore/Invercargill/Southland to (56).
Today there are 14 people in hospital. That includes four in ICU – one each in Wellington, Waitemata, Counties Manukau and Southern DHBs. Two of these ICU patients in Southern and Waitemata are in a critical condition.
According to the SDHB, there are currently two patients with COVID-19 in Southern hospitals. Lakes District Hospital has one patient, who is in stable condition. Dunedin Hospital also has one patient who is in critical but stable condition.
For those cases we have information on, we are still seeing a strong but declining link to overseas travel (41%), and growing links to confirmed cases within New Zealand (44%) including those in clusters we already know about and community transmission (2%). We are still investigating 13% of cases.
Compared to yesterday (Wednesday)
Related: Read Alert Levels Chart Image: Southern DHB[/caption]
There are still 12 significant clusters. Our three largest clusters remain the same: Matamata (64, up 2 on yesterday); Bluff (87 up 6); and Marist College (84, no change).
Related:Read Alert Levels Chart
|Clusters under investigation||Location||Total||New (24 hrs)||Origin|
|Hospitality venue||Matamata||64||2||Overseas exposure|
|World Hereford Conference||Queenstown||36||3||Overseas exposure|
|Aged residential care facility||Christchurch||21||1||Overseas exposure|
|Group travel to US||Wellington||19||0||Overseas exposure|
|Ruby Princess cruise ship||Hawke’s Bay||16||0||Overseas exposure|
|Group travel to US||Auckland||15||0||Overseas exposure|
|Aged residential care facility||Waikato||13||0||Overseas exposure|
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.
* A decrease in numbers is due to probable cases being reclassified as not a case.