No New Cases of COVID-19 23 May

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand.

Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,504.

Today there is no change to the number of people recovered at 1,455 representing 97% of all confirmed and probable cases as having recovered from COVID-19.

There are no additional deaths to report.

There remains one person receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19; they are in Middlemore and are not in ICU.

Yesterday our laboratories completed 5,604 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 255,850.

NZ COVID Tracer app

The NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 324,000 registrations, 31,000 more than at the same time yesterday.

We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app – it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19. The faster we can do these steps the less likely it is the virus can spread in our communities.

A good explanation about the importance of prompt contact tracing has been recently provided by University of Auckland Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.

The Ministry is very supportive of the work done by businesses to get their unique QR code that people can use to record having been there.

To reinforce on privacy:

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