Northland now has 13 cases of Covid-19 and another 12 are being investigated in three Northland hospitals.

The Northland District Health Board said six were at Whangārei Hospital, four at Bay of Islands Hospital and two at Kaitaia Hospital. Three of Northland's 13 confirmed cases had recovered. Some were completing their self-isolation at home or in assigned facilities.

This comes as the national total for Covid-19 cases rose to 868, announced by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield today.

Bloomfield said 71 new cases included 49 confirmed cases and 22 probable cases. He said 103 people had recovered from Covid-19 and 13 people were in hospitals across the country in stable conditions. One was in intensive care.

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