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COVID-19 update

Carmina Blewett

Two days into Alert Level 3, numbers increase by two with no new deaths

Today sees one new confirmed case and one probable in the second day into New Zealand's Alert Level 3. 

Figures now sit at a total of 1474, made of 1126 confirmed and 348 probable cases. 

With no new reports of deaths in the past 24 hours, the country's fatality number remains at 19. 

Six people are still hospitalised with the virus and 16 significant clusters have been identified. 

1229 people are recorded as recovered thus far. 

Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, says "it's crucial we stay vigilant".