Coronavirus: New Zealand has 6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community today

Publish Date
Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 1:04PM

Today New Zealand has six new confirmed cases of COVID in the community, says Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

The community cases are linked to the current South Auckland cluster.

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

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

That brings the total number of active cases to 125 in New Zealand, with 82 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,437.

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The Covid-19 death toll reached 24 on 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.