Twenty more patients from a Christchurch rest home which is the centre of a Covid-19 cluster will be relocated out of the home.
Twenty-eight people linked with Rosewood Rest Home and Hospital have Covid-19, 11 confirmed and 17 probable.
One resident, aged 94, was the second person in New Zealand to die from Covid-19.
The woman, who died yesterday, was one of 20 patients from Rosewood's dementia unit who had been moved to Burwood Hospital earlier this week.
Canterbury District Health Board's chief executive David Meates said another 28 patients from Rosewood's hospital-level care wing will be moved this week to other rest homes.
This was due to challenges finding replacement staff.
Of the 28 people connected to Rosewood with Covid-19, 15 are staff members.
Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay said the woman who died suffered from other age-related health conditions. She thanked staff for looking after her.
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