Thursday, 9 April 2020

A decline in reported cases of covid19 in New Zealand

Due to lack of energy to keep it up every day I have discontinued graphing this.

These are OFFICIAL figures. There have to be a lot of hidden cases because A LOT of people who WANT to be tested are not.

Number of new cases of Covid-19 in NZ plummets to 29

9 April, 2020

New Zealand has recorded just 29 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, but the prime minister says a decision on changing the alert level will only be made two days before the lockdown ends.

It is the fourth day in a row there has been a day-on-day drop.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there are 23 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and six probable cases in New Zealand today. That brings the total number of cases to 1239.

Watch the media conference here:

Despite the drop in new cases, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made it clear the lockdown will not end before the four-week period is up.

She said any decision on changing the country's alert level will be made on 20 April, two days before the four-week lockdown ends.

She said this meant businesses will have two days to prepare for any move into alert level 3.

But Ardern said the country's response to the lockdown over the past two weeks had been "huge".

"In the face of the greatest threat to human health that we have faced in over a century, Kiwis have quietly and collectively implemented a nationwide wall of defence.

"You are breaking the chain of transmission and you did it for each other," she said.

Ardern said initial modelling showed New Zealand was on a similar trajectory to Italy and Spain, but current modelling showed the lockdown measures were working.

"As we head into Easter, I say thank you to you and your bubble," Ardern said.

New Zealand's Covid-19 daily number of cases for 9 April 2020.

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