Four More Deaths in New Zealand Takes COVID-19 Death Toll to Nine


New Zealand Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed four more coronavirus-related deaths taking the country’s death toll to 9.

Bloomfield said during the Ministry of Health’s daily press conference this afternoon that of the four new deaths, three are from the Rosewood Rest Home in Linwood, Chirstchurch.

Rosewood Rest Home, Christchurch

Two men in their 90s and a man in his 80s” – takes the total deaths from the rest home to six. Previously reported deaths of a woman in her 90s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, are all connected to the rest home.

The fourth death confirmed today was a man in his 70s in Wellington, linked to overseas travel.