Coronavirus: New Zealand has no new cases of coronavirus for the second day in a row

Publish Date
Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 1:12PM

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

However, the total number of confirmed cases has increased by four because the people who returned from Uruguay were originally counted in that country's numbers, but will instead be included in New Zealand's tally.

Those four people had now recovered.

In total there are 1,503 cases in this country.

The total of confirmed cases is 1,153.

There are no new deaths today.

The death toll remains at 21, including 12 from the Rosewood cluster.

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There are two people in hospital, none of whom are in ICU.

A total of 1,442 people reported as having recovered from Covid-19 - an increase of 9 from yesterday.

This means 96 per cent of all confirmed and probable cases are now recovered.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will tomorrow outline what alert level 1 will look like.