Covid update – Thursday

Little change again today. The latest totals:

As at 9.00 am, 30 April 2020
Total Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,129 3
Number of probable cases 347 -1
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,476 2
Number of cases currently in hospital 7 1
Number of recovered cases 1,241 12
Number of deaths 19 0

New confirmed and probable cases over time

Here’s the latest details (at the end of 29 April 2020 GMT with daily increases for 29 April) orderd by deaths per 1m population:


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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  30th April 2020
    Covid-19 vaccine trials
    Bloomfield said there 90-100 trials currently underway to help develope a Covid-19 vaccine overseas.
    He said the Government was very keen for an ANZAC approach to rolling out a vaccine, when it’s available.
    He said he would have more to say about that in the coming weeks.

    Good to see the Government taking my advice at last. I have more.

  2. artcroft

     /  30th April 2020

    I’m still perplexed over the use of the word ‘eliminated’ when it’s applied to something which is clearly not eliminated. The correct phrase is ‘tightly contained’.

    I guess Jacinda wants election build boards to read. Covid19: ELIMINATED

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      Once upon a time the objective of scientific definitions was precision. Now it is political advantage. The rise and rise of pseudo-science.

  3. artcroft

     /  30th April 2020

    To which Bridges can reply The Economy: ELIMINATED

  4. 3 News says nothing about the 226 ACTIVE cases; they just say that there are 1476 cases in NZ which is very misleading indeed. They did say that 80+% have recovered, but omit to mention that the 1476 includes these.


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