WELLINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand recorded 7,970 new community cases of COVID-19 and 28 more deaths, the ministry of health said on Wednesday.
Among the new community infections, 2,633 were reported in the largest city Auckland, the ministry said in a statement.
In addition, 77 new cases of COVID-19 were detected at the New Zealand border.
Currently, 381 COVID-19 patients are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, including 10 people in intensive care units or high dependency units.
New Zealand has reported 1,009,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
New Zealand is currently under the orange settings of its COVID-19 Protection Framework, where there is no limit for gatherings.