WELLINGTON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 18 new community cases of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.
The new community cases of COVID-19 were all in the country's largest city Auckland. The Ministry also reported one new case and two historical cases of COVID-19 detected at the border.
The total case number of COVID-19 in the current Delta variant outbreak in New Zealand community reached 1,165, including 1,148 in Auckland and 17 in Wellington, said the Ministry.
There were 12 COVID-19 patients in New Zealand hospitals, it said.
New Zealand recorded 3,827 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, said the Ministry.
Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level Three restrictions. Gatherings are limited to 10 people, while the rest of the country is at Alert Level Two restrictions with indoor activities limited to 100 people.