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Twenty residents moved to hospital from Christchurch rest home after coronavirus cluster outbreak

Some residents of a Christchurch rest home have been moved to hospital to protect them, after a coronavirus cluster broke out at the facility.

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So far 15 people linked to The Rosewood rest home have tested positive for Covid-19. Source: 1 NEWS

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there are 15 Covid-19 cases at The Rosewood rest home in Linwood.

The cases include both staff and residents.

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A new cluster was revealed today with 16 cases of covid-19 at a rest home in Christchurch. Source: 1 NEWS

A further 20 residents have been moved to Burwood Hospital to try and ensure they don't contract the virus and can be given the care they need.

A Christchurch DHB staff member is currently stationed at The Rosewood to help make sure remaining residents at the rest home aren't exposed to Covid-19 there.

A cluster is defined as being a location linked to 10 or more Covid-19 cases.

There are currently 12 clusters around New Zealand, the largest of which is 72 cases linked to Auckland's Marist College.