New Zealand registers 26 new cases of COVID-19

New Zealand registers 26 new cases of COVID-19

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Wellington, Apr 8: New Zealand reported 26 new confirmed and 24 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable infections to 1,210 in the country.

One person has died from COVID-19 so far, and 282 people had recovered, Xinhua quoted Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield from the Ministry of Health as saying at a press conference.

There are 12 significant clusters across the country. Community transmission accounts for 2 percent of the cases, Bloomfield said.

Twelve people are in hospitals across New Zealand, with two patients in a critical condition in intensive care units, he said.

New Zealand entered a four-week lockdown, or epidemic response Alert Level 4, on March 26. The government wage subsidy scheme has helped more than 1 million Kiwis keep their jobs, according to the government.(UNI)