One person has died from COVID-19, one new case.
Hawke's Bay App
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:44 PM
The Ministry of Health are reporting the death of a man who had COVID-19. The man was in his 50s and was a confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to the Auckland cluster.
The man was admitted to Waikato Hospital on August 19th and was transferred to ICU on August 26th. He passed away yesterday afternoon.
The man’s whanau has passed on a message to the rest of the country that “coronavirus is so real”, and to be very vigilant and cautious. They have issued a plea to all New Zealanders: “if you are sick and have symptoms, stay home”.
The Ministry of Health has reiterated that the man’s death again emphasises the seriousness of the virus and the consequences it can have. There have now been 25 COVID-19 related deaths in New Zealand.
There is one new case of COVID-19 today, detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility.
There are no new cases from local transmission.
Today’s new case is a woman in her 30s who arrived from Dubai on September 9th, who is related to the three cases reported yesterday.
Today there are three people in hospital with COVID-19. One is in isolation on a ward in Auckland City Hospital. Two people are in ICU - one in North Shore Hospital and one person in Middlemore.
There are 57 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 27 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.
Since August 11th, the Ministry of Health's contact tracing team has identified 4,139 close contacts of cases, of which 4,046 have been contacted and are self-isolating.
With today’s new case and four additional recovered cases, the total number of active cases is 79.
Of those, 27 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 52 are community cases.
The new total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,451.
9,088 tests were processed yesterday