Daily Covid update – Saturday

82 total new cases (52 confirmed, 30 probable), total to date now 950

Yesterday was highest single day of testing at 3631. Testing capacity is now 6000 per day. There may be a drop in testing overt the weekend.

While the daily total has been up and down a bit the curve seems to have straightened over the time we have been on level 4 lockdown.

New confirmed and probable cases over time

Total confirmed and probable cases over time

This is an encouraging sign.

Summary

As at 9am, 4 April 2020
Total to date New in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 824 52
Number of probable cases 126 30
Number of confirmed and probable cases 950 82
Number of cases in hospital 10
Number of recovered cases 127 24
Number of deaths 1

View full details of the confirmed cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.

 

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29 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  4th April 2020

    No ICU cases now?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  4th April 2020

      And only ten in hospital.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  4th April 2020

      1 in ICU stable

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th April 2020

        Where did you see that ?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  4th April 2020

          Looked up the MoH page and found a note further down.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  4th April 2020

            One person in 5,000,000 in ICU hardly seems to constitute a national emergency. I wonder how many are there in the flu season.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  4th April 2020

              We destroyed the village in order to save it.

              Essential services appear to be able to be provided safely so why cannot non-essential ones operate similarly?

            • Pink David

               /  4th April 2020

              “One person in 5,000,000 in ICU hardly seems to constitute a national emergency.”

              Looking forward how many more health threats justify putting the entire nation under house arrest?

              Smoking?
              Poor diets?
              Flu?
              Road accidents?
              Drowning?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  4th April 2020

              Alan, that would not put us all under an obligation to Big Sister.

              Have you ever seen a film with a name like Mouse Hunt where people destroy a house to catch a mouse ?

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  4th April 2020

            I have just heard of another person being driven to suicide by the stress of the lockdown.

            It’s unlikely that the ones I have heard of are the only two.

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  4th April 2020

    I saw a graphic recently claiming 20% of symptomatic cases require hospitalisation. This data seems to totally discredit that.

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    • David

       /  4th April 2020

      I think its 9% in the UK and their testing is so awful so no doubt missing 90% of cases. Outside of London the NHS isnt under much pressure but they are only ventilating folk who have a reasonable chance of surviving the intubation and weeks under anesthetic.

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      • Duker

         /  4th April 2020

        Arent the UK only now testing those who are sick enough to be admitted to hospital, mainly to separate the non CV patients

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  4th April 2020

      The % of symptomatic cases requiring hospitalisation will vary from country to country but this is a key variable in driving recovery rates

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  4th April 2020

        Why does it vary? I can see it is an indicator of severity and probably of recovery times. Variation might be more due to identification of cases than anything else.

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  4th April 2020

          Capacity constraints, funding, available resources, beaurocracies, policy vary widely from country to country as you well know. Collectively these factors determine the horsepitalisation rate

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      • Ray

         /  4th April 2020

        Those requiring hospitalisation are old and or have underlying conditions.
        It seems about 50%+ are returning travellers who tend to not fit into those categories.
        Either that or we really are the lucky country!

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  4th April 2020

          Even doubling our rate on that basis doesn’t bring it into the same zone as the others.

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  3. Conspiratoor

     /  4th April 2020

    Anyone find it curious the no of confirmed cases just happened to peak at lockdown + 1?

    The criteria for testing is changing daily but atm it is basically a cough and fever. Covid symptoms typically develop at around 5 days and about 97% of the people who get infected and develop symptoms will do so over 11 to 12 days

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    • Duker

       /  4th April 2020

      Look back to when the cutoff stopped non kiwis from entering the country for your answer

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  4th April 2020

        Interesting angle you have there Duker, but you could be right. I was looking for something a little more sinister …something akin to the way pollies shift the criteria for reporting crime stats in order to flatter themselves and deceive the pubic

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    • We’re not buying any produce that can be handled by other customers.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th April 2020

        I take the ones at the back, as I always have, and wash them thoroughly anyway as I always have.

        I haven’t bought bulk buy since I saw someone with a grubby bandage putting her hand into a bin. I know that white bandages don’t stay white…but she seemed not to know what the scoop was for.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  4th April 2020

          And if I buy something like a muffin, I always go for the ones at the back.

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  5. David

     /  4th April 2020

    Singapore has just gone into lockdown again and for a month, second waves happening. The only way through this thing is literally shutting borders.

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  4th April 2020

    We needed a dog walk change tonight, tried the rocks but the tide was out, tried the boat club park but people plus dog were heading for it. So we checked out part of the bush walk near the cabins but far enough away not to disturb the guests:

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  7. duperez

     /  4th April 2020

    Meanwhile I just concentrated on normal things like autumn and some of the plants around the place. And some more bees I’ll put up tomorrow.

    One flower…

    … is totally different close up from another angle:

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