New Zealand has recorded another 70 locally acquired COVID cases taking total active community cases to 347:
All of today’s cases were in Auckland.
The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 333 and in Wellington it is 14.
There are 278 cases that have been epidemiologically-linked to another case or sub-cluster, and a further 69 for which links are yet to be fully established.
New Zealand has been in a strict lockdown since 18 August. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced that level 4 lockdown will be extended until 11:59pm on Tuesday, after which time all of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to Level 3.
Auckland and Northland will remain at Level 4 after Tuesday – possibly for another two weeks.
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