LIVE: 22 active cases of COVID-19 in NZ

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

UPDATE: There are now only 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there are no new cases of the virus to report today.

Therefore, the total confirmed number of cases remains at 1154.

"This is the number we will continue to report to the World Health Organisation," says Ashley.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases is 1504.

Ashley says the number of recovered cases is now 1461. He says there are 22 active cases in the country.

There are no additional deaths to report.

"One person remains in hospital and does not requite ICU care."

Yesterday, laboratories processed 1841 test.

"We usually see lower numbers on Sunday and Monday," says Ashley.

To date, a total number of 263,156 tests have been processed in New Zealand.

EARLIER:

The Ministry of Health with provide an update on the COVID-19 response at 1pm.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be providing the live update from Wellington.

SunLive will be providing updates throughout the afternoon for those who are not able to tune into the livestream above.

What we know so far

On Monday, there was no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. 

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remained at 1154, which is the number the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation. 

New Zealand's combined total of confirmed and probable cases remained at 1504. 

There was no change to the number of recovered cases which remained at 1456. This represents 97 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases.

There were no additional deaths to report. 

There remains one person receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19; they are in Middlemore and are not in ICU, says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

"On Sunday, our laboratories completed 2163 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 261,315."




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