24 new community cases of Covid-19 today | 1 NEWS

There are 24 new cases of Covid-19 in the community in New Zealand on Sunday, all in Auckland, public health director Caroline McElnay confirmed.

The total number of cases in this outbreak is now 1,050, of which 361 remain active.

Twenty-one of the new cases have been epidemiologically linked to the outbreak. The other three are under investigation.

There are now 13 people with Covid-19 hospitalized, including four in intensive care. There are seven cases at Middlemore Hospital, five at Auckland City Hospital and one at North Shore Hospital.

There are 1,215 contacts currently managed, of which 85 percent have been contacted and 87 percent have received at least one test.

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The numbers came the day before Auckland learns whether it will exit Alert Level 4 next week. Source: 1 NEWS

Currently there are 134 places of interest on the Department of Health website.

As of Saturday, 13,833 tests for the coronavirus were processed in New Zealand, adding to a total of 3.23 million in New Zealand since the start of the pandemic.

Also on Saturday, 53,386 doses of Covid-19 were administered in New Zealand, including 28,946 first doses and 24,440 second doses.

Over 4.68 million doses have been administered in New Zealand in total.

There are no new cases at the border.

However, two previously reported cases were reclassified as non-cases, resulting in a net increase of 22 cases on Sunday.

This means that the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand since the start of the pandemic is 3,704.

There was a positive detection of wastewater in a sample from Pukekohe collected on Wednesday, which follows a positive detection a week earlier and then a non-detection on Friday.

“The result is believed to be linked to known cases in the region,” the health ministry said.

Auckland remains at Alert Level 4, while the rest of the country is at Level 2. Cabinet will meet on Monday to review the country’s alert levels.

McElnay was joined by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for Sunday’s update.

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