Covid-19 coronavirus: Ashley Bloomfield says no new cases for five days in row, no patients in hospital

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CHRISTCHURCH - NEWZEALAND: There have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, the Health Ministry has confirmed.  In a statement, the Health Ministry said the total number of cases in New Zealand stands at1504, of which 1154 are confirmed.

There have been no further deaths reported. One person is in Middlemore Hospital with the coronavirus, but is not in ICU.

The number of people recovered remains at 1455, or 97 percent of all confirmed and probable cases. The total number of tests completed so far is 255,850, with 5604 processed yesterday.

There was one new case reported yesterday, linked to the St Margaret's cluster in Auckland, after four straight days of no cases. There have been just three new cases of the coronavirus in the past 12 days.

The Health Ministry said another 31,000 people had registered with the NZ Covid Tracer app, with 324,000 now signed up.

"We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app - it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of Covid-19. The faster we can do these steps the less likely it is the virus can spread in our communities. "

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