There have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today for the second day in a row, the Health Ministry has confirmed.
The total number of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1497, of which 1147 have been confirmed.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said 1402 people have now recovered – up 12 on yesterday, and 94 percent of all cases in this country have now recovered.
There are still just two people receiving hospital-level care, neither are in ICU.
He said 5961 were carried out yesterday and there had now been more than 200,000 tests carried out.
“This milestone of 200,000 tests, which is just over 4 percent of the population, is a significant achievement. I want to recognise everybody who has been tested, as well as the many, many people across the system who have facilitated that happening, it is an incredibly important pillar of our response to Covid-19…