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Saturday May 23 - No new cases of Covid-19 today

There have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

The total number of confirmed and probably cases in New Zealand stands at 1504, of which 1154 are confirmed.

There have been no further deaths reported.

One person is in Middlemore Hospital with the coronavirus, but is not in ICU.

The number of people recovered remains at 1455, or 97 percent of all confirmed and probable cases.

There was one new case reported yesterday, linked to the St Margaret's cluster in Auckland, after four straight days of no cases.

There have been just three new cases of the coronavirus in the past 12 days.

- more to come