Fourteen people recover from COVID-19 in BOP

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There are 19 people that have recovered from COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards.

Of those recovered there are 14 in the Bay of Plenty and 5 in the Lakes District Health board area.

Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty are covered by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and the Lakes District Health Board covers Taupo and Rotorua.

The latest figures from Toi Te Ora Public Health show the number of confirmed and probable cases in the Bay of Plenty is 42.

Cases in the Western Bay of Plenty has risen by three since yesterday and there remains one case in Eastern Bay of Plenty.

The number of reported cases in the Lakes DHB area is 14. There are now 5 cases of COVID-19 in Taupo an increase of one since yesterday, while Rotorua remains the same at nine cases.

For privacy reasons, neither the Bay of Plenty District Health Board nor Lakes District Health Board are able to provide any further details on any COVID-19 inpatients, a BOPDHB spokesperson says.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand is 1312.

There are 29 new cases of COVID-19 today, made up of 20 confirmed cases and nine probable cases.

Since yesterday 49 people have recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recovered cases to 422.

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says, “We continue to report more people recovered than new combined cases.”

There are 15 people in hospital with five of those people in intensive care - One each in Wellington, Middlemore, Hawkes Bay, North Shore Hospital and Dunedin. One of the ICU patients is in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital

There is still a “clear but declining link” to overseas travel at 40 per cent of cases with ongoing links to confirmed cases in New Zealand at 46 per cent including those in clusters, says Caroline.

Community transmission is at two per cent with 11 per cent of cases still being investigated.

Three of the four deaths are linked to clusters. There are 13 significant clusters in the country. The new cluster is associated with the George Manning rest home in Christchurch.

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