Mon, 27 Jun 2022

WELLINGTON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 3,235 community cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Of the cases, 991 were from the largest city Auckland.

In addition, there were 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported at the border on Sunday, according to the ministry.

The ministry reminded the public of the importance of not only protecting against COVID-19 but also against influenza and other winter ills and chills.

New Zealand has reported 1,266,659 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country is currently under the orange settings of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, where there is no limit for gatherings.

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