Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield has revealed 49 new confirmed cases and 22 probable cases, bringing the New Zealand total to 868. Dr Bloomfield also revealed the number of cases linked to the Bluff wedding cluster had climbed to 53, an increase of 19 on the day before. It is unclear how many of the cases linked to the wedding are in the South, but the Otago Daily Times understands the wedding was attended largely by out-of-towners. The wedding was held at Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar on March 21, attended by about 70 people. Dr Bloomfield said the increase in the number of cases connected to the wedding was down to people who went to the wedding being tracked down.
Source: Otago Daily Times April 03, 2020 00:33 UTC