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
|Number of tests in HB||1,644|
|10 April||New Zealand||Global|
(4 in ICU)
Source: Ministry of Health, Hawke’s Bay DHB, and John Hopkins University.