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.


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That’s very much out of date now.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.