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No additional confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19

No additional confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19

Posted March 10, 2020
Health

Media Release: Ministry of Health

For a third consecutive day, there are no additional confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand.

To date, New Zealand has five confirmed cases based on positive test results and two probable cases. Of the confirmed cases, one patient is in Auckland Hospital and continues to improve. Planning continues for their discharge. Of the other confirmed cases, none requires hospital level care.

“Protecting the health of New Zealanders is our number one priority. It’s good the key public health measures of strict border controls, self-isolation for people who have come from overseas hot-spots or been in contact with local cases have had the desired impact so far,” Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said.

“Now is the time to be even more vigilant. Everyone can help by ensuring good health etiquette – washing hands for twenty seconds, sneezing into your arm and not touching your face. Fundamental to this is not putting yourself or others at risk if you are unwell - not going to work or being out in public if you are sick.

“All of us have a role to play in stopping further spread.”