New Zealand reports 9,830 new community cases of Covid-19


New Zealand recorded 9,830 new community cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Of the new community infections, 2,442 were detected in the largest city of Auckland. In addition, 74 new cases of Covid-19 were detected at the New Zealand border, said the ministry.

“Although this is an increase from last week, the number of reported community cases is expected to continue to fluctuate day to day and the overall trend remains a reduction in reported cases,” said a ministry statement on Tuesday.

Currently, 473 patients are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, including 17 in intensive care units. The ministry also reported 23 more deaths from Covid-19.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 43,065,496 on Wednesday, as 2,927 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, the Federal health ministry’s latest data showed.

This is the eighth consecutive day when the number of new cases breached the 2,000-mark, after lying low for the past several months.

Up to 1,204 cases were reported from Delhi, where 4,508 active cases were registered, the most across the country.—APP