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No new cases of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19

Posted May 20, 2020

Media Release: Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.That means New Zealand’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,153.

Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,503.

We have 1,447 people who have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of five on yesterday. That is 96% of all confirmed and probable cases.

There are no additional deaths to report.

There is one person with COVID-19 receiving hospital-level care – they are in Middlemore hospital and they are not in the ICU.

Yesterday our laboratories completed 4,882 tests. The total number of tests completed to date is 238,725.

World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly finished very early this morning.

It was very good news that the COVID-19 resolution was agreed - it had over 140 countries co-sponsoring it, which represents a story of international consensus.

The WHO’s COVID-19 independent evaluation will review experience gained and lessons learned and make recommendations to improve national and global pandemic preparedness and response.

New Zealand is particularly interested in work around vaccines and supply chain, for example, and we are expecting to be active in working alongside our neighbours in the Pacific on these issues too.