NZ reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

NZ reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

By Violet Matakibau
Friday 24/04/2020
The Rosewood Rest Home in Christchurch. [image: RNZ]

There have been five new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand in the past 24 hours, with one more death linked to the Rosewood Rest Home in Christchurch cluster .

The latest death was a man in his 60s, who is the tenth person from the Rosewood cluster to die. This man had underlying health conditions and was considered to be a probable case of COVID-19, based on his exposure history and clinical symptoms.

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says there were two confirmed and three probable new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1456.

One of the new cases is linked to overseas travel, three are to existing clusters, and one is still under investigation, but may be linked to travel.


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