New Zealand’s second death from Covid-19 was announced today; a woman in her 90s from a Christchurch rest home. In NZ overall there’s a “strong, declining” link to overseas travel, which accounts for just 40% of new confirmed cases, with 44% being contacts with a known case. Community transmission stands at 2%.

In Hawke’s Bay, we have one new case: a frontline supermarket worker who worked while potentially infectious in Flaxmere New World on 3 and 4 April (3.30-8.30pm and 6.30am-3pm respectively) before recognising their symptoms. Dr Nick Jones says all close contacts are in isolation and the supermarket has had a “deep clean”. The risk to other workers and shoppers at the time is very low, he says, but can’t be ruled out.

Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 Case Numbers

10 AprilHastingsNapierCHBWairoaTotal
New cases1 0 0 0 1
Total cases12 21 0 3 36
Hospitalisations 1
Recovered 1 5 6
Number of tests in HB 1,644
10 AprilNew ZealandGlobal
New cases44

(4,520 tested)

Total cases1,283

(55,685 tests)

 1.6 million

(4 in ICU)


Source: Ministry of Health, Hawke’s Bay DHB, and John Hopkins University.

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