Coronavirus: New Zealand has 35 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Monday, 23 August 2021, 1:14PM

New Zealand has another 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the community, the Ministry of Health has reported.

That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 107.

33 of the new cases are in Auckland, two are in Wellington.

Of the 107 cases in the cluster, 72 are linked to other community cases identified in the outbreak. The remaining 35 cases are still under investigation.

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Cabinet is meeting today to discuss any changes in alert levels and whether parts of the country can relax lockdown settings.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will front a press conference at 4pm to announce any challenges to alert levels.

New Zealand is currently in alert level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm tomorrow.