Coronavirus: New Zealand has 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:01PM

Today New Zealand has one new confirmed case of COVID in the community, the Ministry of Health has reported.

The community case is linked to the current South Auckland cluster.

There are three people in hospital, including two patients in intensive care.

There are seven previously reported cases who are considered to have recovered today.

That brings the total number of active cases to 114 in New Zealand, with 75 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,442.

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The Covid-19 death toll reached 24 last Friday, with the death of a man in his 50s and 85-year-old former Cook Islands' Prime Minister Dr Joe Williams.

Auckland is at alert level 2.5 while the rest of the country is at level 2 until 11.59pm on September 16.

Gatherings for Aucklanders are restricted to 10 people at level 2, while a 50-person limit is in place for funerals and tangi.