New Zealand reports yet another Covid-19 death

WELLINGTON: reported one more death of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the death toll in the country to 21.

The CEO said at a press conference that the death was a woman in her 60s who had underlying health problems. The woman was from the group of nursing homes in Christchurch, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, one of the confirmed and one probable COVID-19 cases was reported Wednesday after there were no new cases for two consecutive days, bringing the total number of cases to 1,488, Bloomfield said.

He said 88 percent of cases in New Zealand have recovered and that 4,772 tests were processed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests to 160,700.

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New Zealand is not out of the woods, we need everyone to stick to the plan and follow the rules around level three alert, Bloomfield said.

The country went from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on April 28 and will remain at Level 3 for at least two weeks before a new revision and decision of Alert Level on May 11.