Livestream: Ministry of Health, Police to give latest updates on New Zealand's COVID-19 outbreak

  • 02/04/2020

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The Ministry of Health and Police provided the latest update on New Zealand's COVID-19 outbreak and response on Thursday afternoon.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Police Commissioner Mike Bush began the daily press conference at 1pm.

During the press conference, Dr Bloomfield announced 76 new confirmed cases and 13 new probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, taking the country's total to 797.

There has been one virus-related death in New Zealand. Anne Guenole, a Greymouth woman in her 70s, died on Sunday morning after testing positive for COVID-19. She had an underlying health condition and was initially diagnosed with influenza after being admitted to Grey Base Hospital last Wednesday. 

Watch the press conference above.