Coronavirus: No new cases again, one recovery

The Ministry of Health on Sunday said there were no new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand to report.

There are now only 27 active cases left in New Zealand, with one more patient recovered.

The total number of confirmed cases remains 1154, and the total - including probable - at 1504.

There are no new deaths to report, so the death toll remains at 21.

One person remains in hospital - they are not in ICU. 

There have been another 3302 tests completed, for a total of 259,152.

The Government's COVID-19 tracer app has been downloaded 354,000 times now.

"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 ministry said.

"The faster we can do these steps the less likely it is the virus can spread in our communities." 

The ministry said anyone concerned about privacy issues should know that it's been backed by the independent Privacy Commissioner and the Director-General of Health himself, Ashley Bloomfield, is using it.

More than 343,000 people have now died of the disease worldwide. 

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