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New Zealand reports no new case of coronavirus

New Zealand reports no new case of coronavirus

Wellington, May 23 (UNI) New Zealand reported no new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, said a statement of the Ministry of Health.



This means New Zealand's combined total number of confirmed and probable cases stays at 1,504, of which 1,154 are confirmed, it said.



New Zealand currently has 1,455 people reported as having recovered from COVID-19, taking 97 percent of all confirmed and probable cases.



There is only one person receiving hospital care for COVID-19 and is not in ICU. The death toll remained at 21 in the country.



The total number of tests completed to date is 255,850, an increase of 5,604.



New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The general public are urged to stay vigilant and adhere to key health measures such as good hand hygiene and social distancing.



An official contact tracing mobile app was also launched on Wednesday to help identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19.



"New Zealand is in a relatively good position with regard to restricting the number of cases of COVID-19, and it's important that we keep it there," said Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.



The New Zealand government will reconsider the maximum number of people, which currently at 10, in a public and private gathering on Monday.

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