New Zealand reports 85 new COVID-19 cases

2021-10-24 01:05:07 GMT2021-10-24 09:05:07(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WELLINGTON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 85 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.

Of the new cases of COVID-19 reported, 80 were community cases in the North Island, and five were imported cases at the border, said the ministry.

The total case number of COVID-19 in the current Delta variant outbreak in New Zealand community reached 2,572, including 2,466 in Auckland, 83 in Waikato, 17 in Wellington, five in Northland, and one in Nelson-Marlborough, the ministry said.

There were 50 COVID-19 patients in New Zealand hospitals, including four in intensive care units (ICUs) or high-dependency units (HDUs), it said.

New Zealand recorded 5,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, said the ministry.

New Zealand's largest city Auckland and part of the Waikato region in the North Island are at COVID-19 Alert Level Three restrictions. The rest of the country is at Alert Level Two restrictions with indoor activities limited to 100 people. Enditem