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New Zealand reports 91 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

16 December 2021 17:28

WELLINGTON. KAZINFORM - New Zealand reported 91 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 10,054, Xinhua reports.

Among the new infections, 55 were recorded in the largest city of Auckland, seven in nearby Waikato, 10 in Bay of Plenty, 16 in Taranaki and one in the Lakes District Health Board, according to the Ministry of Health.

A total of 58 cases are being treated in hospitals, including four in intensive care units or high dependency units, a ministry statement said.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand stands at 12,868 currently, according to the health ministry.

New Zealand officially declared on Thursday to have reached a 90 percent full vaccination rate against COVID-19 across the country.