Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told reporters the woman who died early this morning was initially thought to have influenza. None of the staff treating the person are symptomatic of Covid-19, Bloomfield said. Bloomfield said the person who died was "well known" to DHB staff, but when they were first admitted they did not know the patient had Covid-19. There are 63 new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand today - 60 new confirmed and three probable cases. PM blasts online bulliesArdern called out people online who are bullying those with Covid-19, or suspected to have the virus.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 29, 2020 00:14 UTC