Daily Covid update – two more cases and one more death

This isn’t unexpected but there have been two more cases reported today, one confirmed case linked to the Marist school cluster and one probable linked to the St Margaret’s rest Home.

And there is another death related to the Rosewood rest Home, so deaths now total 21.

There were 4772 tests processed, with the total now 160,700 tests.

There’s only 2 people in hospital.

Re the cases being reviewed of people who had asked for quarantine extensions to see dying relatives, about half have been reviewed but nothing on the outcomes.

As at 9.00 am, 6 May 2020
Total Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,138 1
Number of probable cases 350 1
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,488 2
Number of cases currently in hospital 2 -2
Number of recovered cases 1,316 14
Number of deaths 21 1

Looks like we are winding down from the peak for now at least.

DHB Total cases
Auckland 1
Counties Manukau 1
Total 2

Note: No cases are in ICU as at 9:00am 6 May 2020.

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-situation/covid-19-current-cases


News that nearly 20,000 New Zealanders entered work in the first three months of the year shows the economy’s underlying strength heading into COVID-19, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

That’s very much out of date now.

Microsoft’s decision to establish a datacentre region for cloud services in New Zealand shows the advantage this country has as a safe haven for business as we move ahead with our economic recovery from COVID-19, Minister for Government Digital Services Kris Faafoi says.

“Today’s decision by Microsoft means that the Government, and New Zealand businesses and people, will be able to access the scale and security of Cloud services offered by a major global provider in ways we haven’t been able to before.

“Protecting New Zealanders’ data and privacy is critically important. Onshore Cloud facilities give us stronger control of our data and reduce the concerns relating to storing data offshore.

“Today’s announcement represents a positive step in New Zealand’s digital maturity, as we all adjust to working and learning online.

“New Zealand also has a reliable, almost entirely renewable power supply, crucial for hyper-scale Cloud services, which fits the carbon neutrality commitments of companies like Microsoft.

“While I welcome this private investment, I want to be very clear that Microsoft’s decision to establish its Cloud facilities in New Zealand has been made through the company’s independent due diligence, and this is not a government procurement,” Minister Faafoi said.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  6th May 2020

    We should be getting proper data on where and how infections are occurring – within or between bubbles, indoor/outdoor, in private, public, educational, business or retail premises.

    No supporting evidence to indicate rules are soundly and scientifically based at present. Never believe “expert” opinion without supporting data.

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    • With fewer than 200 active cases, I hope that the PM won’t be able to justify keeping us in our cages after Monday. Or stop people like the young woman whose mother has a few days to live and is at home anyway from seeing her before she dies. It will NOT look good if the mother dies while the daughter is in quarantine when it’s obvious that she doesn’t have the virus.

      The two new ones do seem to be well documented. No community transmission which the PM will attribute to thenational house arrest.

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    • Duker

       /  6th May 2020

      But you arent expert opinion…nor is there any point to downloading spreadsheets
      https://www.thelocal.se/20200414/understanding-swedens-figures-on-the-coronavirus

      But it seems the Swedes are way down the bottom of the daily tests per head just comparing with Europe

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  6th May 2020

        I’m more expert than a lot of people, Duker. And hopefully know where my limits are and some of the questions to ask beyond those limits.

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  6th May 2020

    I think a lot of the rules are not based on physical or medical science about controlling the virus but are actually based on social “science” about controlling the population.

    We need to see the justifications to sort that out in public view.

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  3. David

     /  6th May 2020

    Thats exciting news about Microsoft using our renewable energy and investing here.
    Lets hope we hear nothing from those intolerable fools who always complain about the aluminium smelter.

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  4. David

     /  6th May 2020

    I am getting very annoyed with the lack of information given the sacrifice we are making. When did this person catch Covid, where from, have they recovered from something they got 5 weeks ago, if they caught it last week how did they catch it, what is their link to Marist.
    We are owed a bloody explanation from a very secretive Bloomfield and a micro managing media manipulating PM.
    I am sick of the lying and obfuscation from these two.

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    • David

       /  6th May 2020

      So she lost her sense of smell a few weeks ago they are really struggling to find a way of taking the pressure off Ardern. What the hell is a weak positive, some new medical term they are inserting instead off their made up probable terminology.

      “Since it was recommended all staff and students at Marist College were tested for the virus, Bloomfield said 250 people connected to the school had done so.

      “The student tested weak positive and is not considered infectious, we’re taking a precautionary approach, and the student will remain in isolation and be re-tested next week.”

      Ardern should just take the win and open up now and call herself a success, she is at risk of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with her obsession with the” 7 week soundbite”.

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      • She is not looking good with all the terrible cases of heartless treatment like the parents whose last sight of their son was in the ambulance as it took him away and the woman who had to go through the miscarriage alone and the rest on 3 News. She seemed to be a bit clueless and fall back on generalisations.

        I am amazed that she still so obviously reads from notes instead of doing the teacher thing of glancing down and memorising a line, saying it to the audience and doing it again. It’s easy to learn.

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    • duperez

       /  6th May 2020

      On Saturday April 25th when I heard some stories about the Somme I thought of my grandfather being there as a young man

      He couldn’t have imagined the horrors we’d have to face. He’s so lucky he didn’t have to deal with not knowing the micro details of some individual who’d got sick in Auckland.

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      • David

         /  6th May 2020

        Probably the stupidest post ever, could you not find a close relative on their deathbed ravaged with a hideous disease who probably doesnt care either.

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        • duperez

           /  6th May 2020

          No, but the post gave you something else to focus on.

          A micro managing media manipulating PM has you upset because you don’t get micro details from her.

          Her Director General is very secretive because he won’t go to press sessions and give you micro details.

          The gravity of th situation shown by “getting very annoyed with the lack of information given the sacrifice we are making.”

          Their contact details are readily available. Contact them and tell them if they let you have the micro details of every case the sacrifice might sort of seem worth it.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  6th May 2020

            B,s. dups. If you are going to impose constraints that wreck the economy and our lives we demand to see the detailed justification and data, not just the say so of self-styled experts.

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  5. Now ‘experts’ are trying to delay :Level 2. Or make us all wear masks, With fewer than 200 cases, this is outrageous.

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  6th May 2020

    Finally a bit of data examining the facts that should be under-pinning any lockdown rules. None, of course, from NZ:
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1257392347010215947.html

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  6th May 2020

      Even these fragments are very inadequate and disorganised.

      Reply

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