14 May 2020

As it happened: Covid-19 updates from New Zealand and around the world

6:02 pm on 14 May 2020

New Zealand has now had three days in a row of no new cases of Covid-19.

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There have also been no further deaths.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand remains at 1497, of which 1147 are confirmed.

There are still 16 significant clusters, and while the Health Ministry had previously said four of these clusters were closed, they have now changed the definition of a closed cluster.

Instead of being two full transmission periods (the equivalent of 28 days) since their last case was notified, it will now be two full transmission periods since the last case completed their isolation period.

This means the previous closed clusters are now not considered closed, and the Ministry do not expect any of the existing clusters to meet the new definition until later this month.

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