Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield indicated Aucklanders could be facing another four to eight weeks of tough restrictions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports a drop in child COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive week, with 148,000 children testing positive last week.
45 new positives in a day as National party lays out coronavirus plan for ‘vigorous suppression’ instead of eliminationSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s daily Covid cases have jumped sharply to 45 – more than five times the previous day’s number. The rise comes after several days of about 12 cases a day, and around a week after the Auckland region lifted its strictest lockdown restrictions.
Nation on ‘exponential growth curve’, one expert says, with unexplained as well as total case numbers increasingSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand is bracing for increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases after recording 94 new infections over the weekend, while pandemic modellers say that if the government stays its current course new cases will quickly top 100 a day.
There are 144,061 active cases, which represent 5.6% of the country's total infections.
New cases (3.3 million) and deaths (55,000) were reported from Sept. 20 to 26, representing a decrease of 10% as compared to the previous week for both new infections and fatalities.
The number of Carroll County Public Schools students who are in quarantine for being a close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 has once again dropped significantly. Meanwhile, the county health department reported the second straight weekly drop in new COVID-19 cases, while it also announced one death linked to the virus.
Party say Maori would be ‘sacrificial lambs’ if Covid restrictions are lifted before vaccination rates rise
Chris Hipkins said the jump from eight on Tuesday to 45 on Wednesday was 'sobering', but wouldn't change NZ's elimination strategy.
The death toll in Ontario has risen to 9,804 as 12 more virus-related deaths were recorded. The seven-day average has dropped to 500.
Stubborn Western Australia has vowed to introduce new Covid rules on masks and capacity limits on hospitality venues when the state finally reopens their hard border with the rest of the world.