New Zealand reports 23,183 new community cases of COVID-19

New Zealand reports 23,183 new community cases of COVID-19

New Zealand reports 23,183 new community cases of COVID-19
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WELLINGTON – New Zealand recorded 23,183 new community cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

A total of 13,237 cases were reported in the largest city Auckland. In addition, 11 new cases were detected at the New Zealand border.

Currently, 503 COVID-19 patients are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, with seven of them in the intensive care unit.

New Zealand has reported 165,440 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 146,527 active community cases which have been identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered, the ministry said.

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New Zealand officially re-opened its borders on Monday, lifting the COVID-19 border restrictions after two years.

The country is at the highest Red settings under its COVID-19 Protection Framework. At Red settings, face masks become mandatory in many indoor environments and gatherings are limited to 100 people.

 

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