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There are 39 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 28 new probable cases in New Zealand, bringing the country to a total of 1106, the Health Ministry announced this afternoon.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said 13 people were in hospital, and three were in ICU – one in Wellington and two in Auckland. One of the people in ICU is in a critical condition.
There are now 12 significant clusters, with 72 cases linked to Marist College in Auckland. The cluster associated with a wedding in Bluff now has 62 cases, and the Matamata cluster has 58.
A new Christchurch cluster at Rosewood rest home was also confirmed, with 16 tested and probable cases amongst residents and staff.
A dementia care facility in Christchurch has been identified as a cluster of Covid-19 cases.
The dementia wing in the rest home’s Henessey Wing has 64 residents in total, and 20 of them have been moved to Burwood Hospital to isolate in their own bubble.
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