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Breaking: New Zealand Covid-19 cases topped 1000

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Breaking: New Zealand Covid-19 cases topped 1000

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are giving the latest update on the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The number of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand has now topped 1000 cases to 1039, up by 89 today.

Fronting media together, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield made the announcement.

Dr Bloomfield said today’s case update was made up of 48 confirmed cases and 41 probable cases. He has described a probable case as a test that comes back negative but is being treated as confirmed.

No new deaths were reported today and the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital around the country sits at 15. Three are in intensive care units and two are in a critical condition. 

One hundred and fifty six people have now recovered from the virus.

The laws around activities and travel under Alert Level 4 were clarified for Kiwis yesterday, with The Ministry of Health and Police Ministry releasing a joint statement on the rules.

The rules have made it clear that all water-based activities, including swimming, surfing and boating are officially banned and clarity around bubbles has also been outlined. 

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