Coronavirus: New Zealand has seven new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 1:03PM

Today New Zealand has seven new confirmed cases of COVID in the community, says Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

The community cases are all linked to the current South Auckland cluster.

There are eight people in hospital, including three patients in intensive care.

That brings the total number of active cases to 129 in New Zealand, with 110 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,339.

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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.