Daily Update Friday: +71, total 868

49 new confirmed and 20 probable cases today  (+71) so the total is now 868.

The increase has come back down – it looks like the bounce back up over the last couple of days is related to seeking and testing contacts of the Bluff wedding and finding more cases (now 53 linked to the wedding).

13 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

29,485 tests total now, with a high of 3.446 done in the last day.

 

Clarifying the definition of ‘recovered’ – at least 10 days from onset and at least 48 hours symptom free. A negative test is not required.

People may be infectious for 1 to 3 days before they develop symptoms. People are most infectious early in the infection (which suggests before they get symptoms).

300 people arrived into NZ yesterday. All are Kiwis, no visitors are coming in. All people entering are required to self-isolate for 14 days and fill in a comprehensive set of questions on the back of the new arrival card.

They are disembarked in small groups to be processed and health officials ask about their plans for self-isolation. Those with symptoms are quarantined and tested.

135 people are in quarantine.

545 people in managed isolation.

If a confirmed Covid case was in an ambulance and needed resuscitation, ambulance staff would not perform that.

Some details sourced from RNZ Live.

Summary

As at 9.00 am, 3 April 2020
Total to date New in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 772 49
Number of probable cases 96 22
Number of confirmed and probable cases 868 71
Number of cases in hospital 13
Number of recovered cases 103 11
Number of deaths 1

View full details of the confirmed cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.


ODT: Southern Covid-19 cases continue to climb, total now 132

That says about 70 people attended the Bluff wedding, there are 53 now in the cluster (up 19) but not everyone may have caught the virus at the wedding, and as the wedding was two weeks ago there has been time for community spread.

More than half of the world’s population is now in lockdown  (RNZ Live) – but there wil be varying degrees of lockdown.

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21 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  3rd April 2020

    Why would they not rescusitate people ? They might as well not take them in the first place.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  3rd April 2020

      resuscitate

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    • MaureenW

       /  3rd April 2020

      My own sentiments .. isn’t the point of this thing to “save lives”?

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      • Corky

         /  3rd April 2020

        Unfortunately, no Maureen. Not in crisis situations. You will see our situation deteriorate if the present trends continue. The feel good stories about empathy and good will shown by others will dry up. When supplies dry up,mobs will hit the street. That’s when everyone will be fighting for their existence. This blog may become a quaint memory..along with Lurchy’s scooter ( nobody to fix a flatty)

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  3rd April 2020

          Or some people will disregard orders from above and resuscitate anyway. There are always a few whose conscience speaks louder than management.

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        • MaureenW

           /  3rd April 2020

          I expect you’re partly right, and, if they extend this to 12 weeks, I expect you’ll be completely right.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  3rd April 2020

            If this is the policy, why bother with ventilators ?

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            • Duker

               /  3rd April 2020

              North Shore Hospital in Auckland, an entire building had been repurposed – its former Elective Surgery Centre – to treat solely Covid-19 patients, Clark said.

              52 beds , all empty as there are only a few patients in all NZ
              We can’t they resuscitate and take someone to hospital?

              “Most DHBs [district health boards] are at around 50 per cent occupancy,…..according to the mountain biker
              Is this what our brightest minds are doing at work ….solving problems by denying treatment because….

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd April 2020
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    • Gezza

       /  3rd April 2020

      All reasonable & reasoned points,p.

      He’d be a lot more readable if he didn’t make them so long & used more white space between those dauntingly big paragraphs..

      He should do a video.

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  3. Gezza

     /  3rd April 2020

    Christ. 1 News at 6. Wendy Petrie, referring to statistics & tracking by “John Hopkins University”.

    Along with usual graphics they have now been using for several weeks, showing the source as “John Hopkins University”.

    It’s Johns Hopkins University, dimwits. If Al Jazeera and every other bloody international broadcaster is able to get it right – why the hell can’t you?

    Bloody lazy.

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    • I noticed that too. Journalism 101 – getting names right.

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    • Duker

       /  3rd April 2020

      ‘It’s Johns Hopkins University, dimwits.”
      Whose the nitpicker now
      #comedygold

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      • Gezza

         /  3rd April 2020

        I’m not nitpicking them, twat.

        I am saying that a prime time National Television Broadcasting News Service is so piss poor at basic fact checking that a prominent US university, whose Covid-29 stats & graphics are being utilised around the globe, has been been mis-naming them for weeks with nobody apparently having either the balls or the initiative to check & correct it.

        Professor John Hopkins appeared before Simon Bridges’ Committee yesterday.

        #dipstick #smartarse

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        • Gezza

           /  3rd April 2020

          * Covid-19. FiP!

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          • Duker

             /  3rd April 2020

            Autocue misread..the eyes see one thing , the lips move differently.
            No wonder you dwell on Trump who you hate….#roomuptopfordancing

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            • Gezza

               /  3rd April 2020

              No wonder you dwell on Trump who you hate…

              Told you before You’re useless at reading minds.

              I don’t hate Trump. He’s not our problem – he’s America’s. I find the guy amusing.

          • Gezza

             /  3rd April 2020

            Nope. For two weeks or more all the TVNZ presenters on TVNZ have been calling it John Hopkins University. Because that’s what’s on their big background screen & obviously also on their autocue. No one has checked it, obviously.

            Even I have heard of the famous Johns Hopkins University before they started showing data for Covid-19.

            Bugger off, juvenile. Go annoy someone else.

            #pueriletroll

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            • Duker

               /  4th April 2020

              Any well read person would notice their news is riddled with minor inaccuracies…the journos who have 20 yrs plus experience are moved on… as they dont fit the primary requirement – to look and sound like the advertisers target demographic.
              Even on ZB Hosking becomes every year more of a parody of a 50 yr plus trying to look 30 something.
              Most of the woman on screen talent have had the eye lid cosmetic surgery to make eyes look larger and baby like which a TV camera especially captures in closeup

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  4th April 2020

              That surgery can be very dangerous, so I can’t imagine them having it. Good makeup does wonders and so does good lighting.

              If Mike H still has ‘designer stubble’
              as we have heard, he is well behind the times and is showing his age, like a middle-aged woman stuck in the era when she was young and thinking that she still looks like that.

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