New Zeeland Discharges Last Covid-19 Patient From Hospital


Harare-New Zeeland has announced its hospitals no longer have any Covid-19 patient receiving treatment.

In a coronavirus report on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health of New Zeeland said it has discharged its last Covid-19 patient from hospital and recorded no new cases for the past five days.

“Currently, there is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19. This follows the discharge of one person from Middlemore. For a fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand,” reads the statement.

Its combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,504.

“There is one additional recovered case meaning this total is now 1,462. 21 cases remain active. There are no additional deaths to report,Yesterday our laboratories completed 4,279 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 267,435,” reads the statement.

To date, total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zeeland remains at 1,154, which is the number it report to the World Health Organization.

New Zeeland Health Director-General Dr. Ashely Bloomfield said it is the first time for New Zeeland to have no coronavirus patients being treated at hospitals, itv reports.

“Currently there is nobody in hospital with Covid-19 following the discharge of a person from Middlemore Hospital (in Auckland),” he said.

According to the Ministry of Health records, New Zeeland recorded its first coronavirus case on the 28th of February 2020, hence, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden stood up with efforts to the country’s lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in the country.


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