Watch officials give an update on the national and health response at the media conference. There have been 76 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in New Zealand, with 12 people now in hospital. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the total number of cases in the country now stands at 589, and there have been no additional deaths. Sixty-three people have now recovered. Twelve people are currently in hospitals around the country – two are in ICU.