Coronavirus: For the twelfth consecutive day New Zealand has no new cases of COVID-19

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Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 1:01PM

Today New Zealand has no new cases of COVID-19, says Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases since the pandemic began sits at 1,504.

The total of confirmed cases is 1,154.

There are no new deaths today.

The death toll remains at 22, including 12 from the Rosewood cluster.

A total of 1,481 people are reported as having recovered from COVID-19 - no change on yesterday.

There is just one person left in New Zealand with a known active infection.

That case is an Auckland woman in her 50s.

There is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is later today outlining what life under alert level 1 will look like.

New Zealand has been at alert level 2 for three weeks.

On Monday 8 June, Cabinet will consider whether the country is ready for a move to level 1, which could start on Wednesday next week.

Ardern had initially marked June 22 for D-Day to decide about moving to level 1, but she had left the door open to move the date forward.

If ready, New Zealanders would be given a few days' notice before the alert level was to drop.

Level 1 is generally a return to normal life, but with control measures at the border.