COVID-19 media update, 22 March

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22 March 2020

The Ministry of Health's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield  provided an update to the media on the national COVID-19 response at 1pm today.

Today we have 14 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by laboratory test in in New Zealand.

This brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand to a total of 66 - note, this differs from the number listed in this stand up. The correct total is 66 confirmed cases.  See Current cases for more information.

Please note earlier reference to a case in Coromandel has been updated to Waikato. There are no cases in Coromandel at this time. 

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