NOTE: Case total remains at 1451 as 3 of yesterday’s cases were officially retracted as already recorded elsewhere. Yesterday’s total has been changed to 1448.
Death of a 62-year-old woman with an underlying condition. She had been intubated and sedated for the last 2 weeks. Arrangements were made to allow her family to be with her when she died. Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield addressed concerns that the family had been given false hope when the woman’s condition was reported as stable earlier in the week. The term “stable” meant there had been no change in her condition, he explained. On Tuesday, Bloomfield said at his daily press conference none of the patients in hospital were critical; yesterday he said they were stable, according to NZ Herald. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government was considering changing the way it reported patients’ conditions. [source] [source] [source]