WELLINGTON — On Tuesday, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health reported 19,566 new community cases of COVID-19.
In New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, a total of 12,530 cases were reported. Additionally, 22 additional cases were discovered near the New Zealand border.
Currently, 373 people with COVID-19 are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, nine of them are in intensive care.
Since the epidemic began, New Zealand has reported 118,337 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 99,859 active community cases discovered in the last 21 days but not yet categorised as recovered, the ministry said.
New Zealand reopened its borders formally on Monday, ending two years of COVID-19 border restrictions.
The reopening of the border on Monday is the first step in New Zealand’s five-step reconnection plan, which will allow fully vaccinated Kiwis and other currently eligible travellers from Australia to enter the nation without the requirement for managed isolation.