New Zealand reports 8,730 new Covid-19 cases

Wellington, July 27 (Xinhua) New Zealand recorded 8,730 new community cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

There are now a total of 1,427 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor since the pandemic began in New Zealand, it said.

A total of 394 Covid-19 cases have recently traveled overseas, it added.

Currently, 808 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 25 in intensive care units or high dependency units.

New Zealand has reported 1,577,414 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020.

New Zealand is currently under the orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, where there is no limit for gatherings.


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