No new cases in New Zealand for one full week

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The Ministry of Health says there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the country today, with New Zealand marking a week since the last confirmed case in this country.

There was no live media briefing from the all-of-government response team today. In a statement, the ministry said the total number of confirmed cases remains at 1154.

There is just just one active case remaining. There were eight cases yesterday, the first time since 16 March New Zealand was in single digits.

Yesterday, there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday, for the sixth day in a row. But a woman in her 90s, who died on Sunday after recovering from coronavirus, was added to the COVID-19 death toll, which is now at 22.

Scientists are also expecting a new blood test to reveal some cases of COVID-19 that were missed because of initial rules around swab testing, and potential community transmission.

This afternoon marks the start of the easing of the 10-person gathering restriction, to expand to 100.

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