Coronavirus: No new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand for fifth day in a row

There are no new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand for the fifth day in a row, the Director-General of Health has revealed.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield made the announcement in a COVID-19 press conference from the Beehive on Wednesday afternoon.

There are also no new deaths, Dr Bloomfield confirmed.

The total number of coronavirus cases remains at 1504, a figure made up of 1154 confirmed and 350 probable cases.

There is one additional recovered case, meaning there are just 21 active COVID-19 cases remaining in New Zealand.

None of these active cases are receiving hospital-level care, Dr Bloomfield said, following the discharge of a patient who was at Middlemore Hospital.

On Tuesday, 4279 tests were undertaken, bringing the total number of tests completed to 267,435.

There have now been 422,000 registrations on the NZ COVID-19 Tracer app, an increase of 17,000 on the previous day.

"I continue to encourage you, if you haven't already, to download that app," Dr Bloomfield said.

"Just to remind people that even registering - which provides your up-to-date contact details to the Ministry of Health - is incredibly helpful to both you and us, with our wider efforts."