Coronavirus: NZ has 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:15PM

New Zealand has 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

All of today's new cases are in Auckland.

A total of 14 of these new cases are household or close contacts of existing cases. 

Today a total of 1,170 cases are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 452 (the total number of cases in this outbreak is now 1,622).

There are 33 people in hospital, including seven patients in intensive care.

Cabinet is meeting this afternoon to consider any changes to alert levels.

Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato (Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton city, Huntly, Te Kuiti, Waipa, Ōtorohanga, Te Awamutu, Karapiro and Cambridge) are currently at alert level 3.

Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed an Auckland road map that effectively showed how the city would come out of a strict alert level 3.

Aucklanders will be updated today on whether or not they can move into phase two of the Government's three-step plan to move to alert level 2.

The rest of the country is at alert level 2.

New Zealand has had 4,300 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year.