Sun, 25 Sep 2022

WELLINGTON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 3,302 new community cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers of COVID-19 in the country now sits at 5,441. The ministry also reported 606 current hospitalisations including 16 cases in intensive care unit or high-dependency unit on Sunday.

In addition, there were 220 new cases of COVID-19 that have recently travelled overseas, according to the Ministry.

New Zealand has reported 1,642,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. There are now a total of 1,638 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor, according to the Ministry.

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

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