Daily Covid update – 3 new cases, 2 more deaths

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield:

3 new cases (1 confirmed, 2 probable) – total cases 1,451

6,480 tests – a new daily record, with 101,277 tests done in total.

So a large number of tests and very few new cases looks very promising.

But there are two more deaths including the woman who has been in Dunedin Hospital since early this month, and another from the Rosewood rest Home. He had an underlying condition and while he had tested negative for Covid-19, he was treated as a probable case.

Total deaths now 16.

There are now 8 people in hospital, 25 more people have recovered.

General practices will continue to be open under alert level 3 and will continue to conduct virtual consultations as much as possible. Pharmacies remain open, dental services may provide urgent face to face appointments under alert level 3 but not routine dental care.

Hospitals remain open for emergency and acute care heading into alert level 3, some elective services including surgery and radiology will be provided under alert level 3, more details will come. In age residential care, only visits for compassionate and palliative reasons will be considered and that will be on a case by case basis.

Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister is calling on all New Zealanders to stand at the end of their driveway or letterbox at 6am on Anzac Day.

Jacinda Ardern says she will be taking part in the Stand at Dawn service on Saturday, created in replacement of normal ANZAC events, which were cancelled under the level 4 lockdown.

Ardern says she knows how hard it will be to have the first Anzac day in history where services have been cancelled.

She says the official dawn service broadcast will take place on RNZ National at 6am, which will include an address from the Minister for Veterans, Ron Mark.

See the #StandAtDawn website – Join us in commemorating Anzac Day from home

As at 9.00 am, 23 April 2020
Total Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,112 -1
Number of probable cases 339 1
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,451 0
Number of cases currently in hospital 8 -3
Number of recovered cases 1,065 29
Number of deaths 16 2

 

World totals

New cases have been increasing at 80-90,000 per day for some time, with the total now 2.6 million.

Deaths have been increasing by 6-7,000 per day, with the total now 184,000, so are likely to reach 200k by the weekend.

The US continues to have about 1/3 the case increase (about 30k per day) and 1/3 the deaths each day (yesterday 2,341 out of 6,607)

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36 Comments

    • David

       /  23rd April 2020

      Outrageous. What about replacing the revenue of every other industry ? Nope just the media and a few bucks for AirNZ.
      Hope PG is getting a few bucks for his efforts. Some here will be delighted that talkback are getting a few bucks too.

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    • Duker

       /  23rd April 2020

      They did that before today
      STUFF LIMITED 907 employees $6,319,255.20
      NZME. RADIO LIMITED 440 $3,059,068.80
      NZME PRINT LIMITED 54 $373,939.20
      NZME HOLDINGS LIMITED 61 $417,487.20
      NZME PUBLISHING LIMITED 832 $5,741,102.40

      and guess who else in the ‘pocket of the government’

      SOUTH #$%@ ART LIMITED 3 employees $12,600.00

      $12,600 for Wilco and his art shop and his reno company may also be also be $40k richer.

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      • Blazer

         /  23rd April 2020

        Wilco would never take a Govt handout ,hes too proud….would he? 😉

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        • Duker

           /  23rd April 2020

          Saps the capitalist spirit taking government handouts doesnt it…how can he hold his head among the Bay of islands ACT party cognoscenti now hes a mere ‘bene’

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  23rd April 2020

            As I said before, Duker. When you are a prisoner it’s up to the prison to feed you.

            The objective of socialists is to imprison everyone – currently achieved here. Be proud of your success while you can.

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            • Duker

               /  23rd April 2020

              You arent imprisoned…. its absurd…those houses you run as BnB ..can fly like a seagull. Oh is that what ones called ?
              Isnt business all about risk and reward , you seem to only want the reward part and let your losses be socialised just like Trump is doing

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  23rd April 2020

              Nothing absurd about it, Duker. All businesses have been imprisoned partially or completely since lockdown. Drivel on.

            • Blazer

               /  23rd April 2020

              still fully booked up Al…!

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  23rd April 2020

        Doesn’t benefit me in any way, Duker, and I had nothing to do with it or any application for it. The business is independently run and it will keep its staff alive for a bit. You object?

        And all of that is irrelevant to media companies being subsidised for more than 80% of wages and salaries like other impacted businesses.

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        • Blazer

           /  23rd April 2020

          Its not a charity is it Al.
          As I alluded to the other day ,your principles’ don’t get in the way of profitability.
          I imagine you have close family on the..payroll.

          Maybe we can categorise you as the ‘reluctant beneficiary’. 😉

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  23rd April 2020

            Your imagination is as faulty as ever, B.

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            • Blazer

               /  23rd April 2020

              its good at adding 2 + 2.
              Now its working on renovating a transportable…. 😉

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  23rd April 2020

              It’s only good at congratulating itself on getting the wrong answer.

            • Blazer

               /  23rd April 2020

              you have many and varied revenue streams as well as the Super…live in a wonderful part of NZ and still can’t get no…satisfaction’!

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  23rd April 2020

              I have plenty of satisfaction, B. It’s uncanny how you always manage to be wrong.

          • Maybe you can stop making offensive allegations.

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        • Duker

           /  23rd April 2020

          “The business is independently run”
          So you are a straw director then

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  23rd April 2020

            I am supportive only.

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            • Blazer

               /  23rd April 2020

              just like Arderns Govt…then.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  23rd April 2020

              Not really. I have never issued commands to close the business, go home and stay there indefinitely. I probably wouldn’t consider that supportive.

            • Blazer

               /  23rd April 2020

              $12,600 is pretty good .Indefinately is rather…pessimistic for an avowed optimist.
              We know Tories usually abhor the arts’.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  23rd April 2020

              Few people will think living on 80% of their wage while waiting to see if they still have a job is “rather good”, B

  1. David

     /  23rd April 2020

    Yesterdays cases were from Uruguay so have been taken off the total so we had zero.

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    • And one of the deaths had had a negative test result, so it’s odd to class it as a Covid death.

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      • Surely the powers that be are not counting deaths as being from Covid just because the people were with those who did have it.

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        • Duker

           /  23rd April 2020

          Thats how it works… for all other deaths too . Covid related symptoms
          If you someone have major heart disease and die they arent going to do an autopsy into cause of death. or even appendicitis and later die, its the same.
          They dont eliminate say 100 other common causes of death first. Thats only in murder cases do they try to eliminate other possible causes of death

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          • How obvious would it have to be that it wasn’t that ? Isn’t it likely to be whatever the illness was that he already had ?

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      • Duker

         /  23rd April 2020

        ” had had a negative test result”
        The common test is to take a swab from the nasal cavities, but as Covid 19 is a respiratory disease the actual virus in some situations will be in the rest of the body but not in the nose ( may have entered the body via mouth from hands)

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        • That would seem to make the test pointless.

          I have heard that it’s excruciatingly painful.

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          • Duker

             /  23rd April 2020

            leave it to the experts unless you have major insights to share.
            the actual issue is catching all those who die from covid the disease not the other way round.
            Same for all sorts of primary infections . I had osteomyletis as a child, some of the complications of that infection are
            Bone abscess (pocket of pus) Bone necrosis (bone death) Spread of infection Inflammation of soft tissue (cellulitis) Blood poisoning (septicaemia) Chronic infection that doesn’t respond well to treatment.

            seems to be a long list of covid virus complications too , but very common is covid related pneumonia which is a bit different symptons from other sort of pneumonia that come with flu and so on.

            Reply

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