Daily Covid update Monday

Only small changes today with 9 new cases, no more deaths, and 4 fewer people in hospital.

Today’s update of Covid-19 data for New Zealand will likely have been available to Cabinet when they began considering whether to lower the Alert level on Thursday or not. It may make a bit of difference in their deliberations, but will be fresh on the public’s mind when the announcement is made at 4 this afternoon.

As at 9.00 am, 20 April 2020
Total Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,105 7
Number of probable cases 335 2
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,440 9
Number of cases currently in hospital 14 -4
Number of recovered cases 974 62
Number of deaths (as at 1 pm 19 April) 12 0

So that looks good, with only 9 new cases, no more deaths and fewer people in hospital, and the number recovered keeps increasing, currently about two thirds of the total number of cases.

New confirmed and probable cases over time

That suggests the lockdown that started on 22 March and went to Level 4 on 26 March is working well in containing the virus.

Total cases by DHB, as at 9.00 am, 20 April 2020
DHB Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours
Auckland 43 142 185 0
Bay of Plenty 13 33 46 1
Canterbury 65 81 7 153 3
Capital and Coast 29 62 2 93 0
Counties Manukau 25 86 111 1
Hawke’s Bay 17 24 41 0
Hutt Valley 5 15 20 0
Lakes 5 11 16 0
Mid Central 4 27 31 0
Nelson Marlborough 7 41 48 0
Northland 17 11 28 1
South Canterbury 10 6 16 1
Southern 45 170 1 216 0
Tairāwhiti 3 1 4 0
Taranaki 3 11 14 0
Waikato 87 97 1 185 1
Wairarapa 0 8 8 0
Waitematā 74 138 212 1
West Coast 1 3 1 5 0
Whanganui 1 7 8 0
Total 454 974 12 1,440 9

Total cases in hospital by DHB

As at 9.00 am, 20 April 2020
DHB Total cases
Auckland 4
Bay of Plenty 1
Canterbury 1
Counties Manukau 2
Northland 1
South Canterbury 1
Southern 1
Waikato 2
Waitematā 1
Total 14

Note: Three of the 14 in hospital are in ICU as at 8.30 am 20 April 2020.

Lab testing for COVID-19 as at 9.00 am 20 April
Lab Testing Tests Date
Total tested yesterday 3,081 19 April 2020
7-day rolling average 3,354 13 April to 19 April 2020
Total tested to date 86,305 22 January to 19 April 2020
Supplies in stock 88,535 20 April 2020

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. David

     /  20th April 2020

    There seems little reason why we wouldnt ease to a still very restrictive level 3 but the governments proxies hitting the news with suggesting we need another couple of weeks is a worry..I hope we arnt being softened up. As Hosking points out Ardern is quite indecisive.
    Its not as if we can do much on level 3 aside from more can go back to work, you cant go for a coffee, beer, dance, trip, dinner party, BBQ.

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    • Blazer

       /  20th April 2020

      Hosking accusing Ardern of being indecisive…..classic…
      as for you can’t do much on L3…why the angst then.
      Hosking has your problem,his wife wants to go to the hairdressers.

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      • David

         /  20th April 2020

        500,000 hard working Kiwis can go back to work on level 3, that is half a million jobs that can re start and hopefully be saved long term. I think its fairly obvious its not back to normal but a reasonable step given what good little people we have been.

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        • Duker

           /  20th April 2020

          “suggesting we need another couple of weeks is a worry..I hope we arnt being softened up.” So wrong wrong and wrong.
          They said last week Monday would be needed to collate the testing data and getting the tracking right
          And so it came to pass.
          Ho..sking takes more time to polish his Ferrari

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    • Blazer

       /  20th April 2020

      the Atlantic-‘. Her messages are clear, consistent, and somehow simultaneously sobering and soothing. ‘


      As Hosking points out Ardern is quite indecisive.’

      hmmm…who to believe…screaming, smug, blue skull…or independent correspondent.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  20th April 2020

        The Atlantic is a Lefty mag looking after its own.

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        • Blazer

           /  20th April 2020

          and the FT,Time Magazine,The Age,and God knows how many other international publications?

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