New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has just announced its second COVID-19 related death.
The Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay, has just confirmed during a public media update in Wellington this afternoon, that a 90 year old lady from Christchurch passed away yesterday, in isolation, unable to see her family.
McElnay said the elderly woman could not have family around her in her last couple of days, because they were not allowed at the facility in Burwood Hospital.
There were also 44 new cases reported over the last 24 hours: 23 confirmed and 21 probable, taking New Zealand’s confirmed and probable cases to 1,283 as of this morning.
New Zealand also reports 54 new recoveries taking its total recoveries to 373 meaning there are 908 active cases.
Since the lockdown started sixteen days ago the new reported cases per day, have been recorded at: 78, 85, 83, 63, 76, 58, 61, 89, 71, 82, 89, 67, 54, 50, 29 with the 44 from today, an increase from yesterday.
Those hospitalised total 16, and of that number, 4 are in ICU, with 2 classified as critical.
Worldwide today there now 209 Countries and Territories around the world have reported a total of 1,603,719 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 and a death toll of 95,722 deaths.