Coronavirus: New Zealand has 7 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 August 2020, 1:03PM

Today New Zealand has six new confirmed cases of COVID in the community and one in managed isolation, says Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay.

All the community cases are linked to the current South Auckland cluster.

The imported case is a woman who arrived in New Zealand from Turkey.

There are ten people in hospital, including two patients in intensive care.

That brings the total number of active cases to 126 in New Zealand, with 115 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,351.

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Auckland will move into level 2 like the rest of the country at midnight on Sunday, except with stricter rules on gatherings.

Gatherings for Aucklanders will be restricted to 10 people at level 2, while a 50-person limit would be in place for funerals and tangi.

Those settings will be in place for a week and Cabinet will review them on Sunday 6 September.