Covid-19: Ministry of Health to announce case numbers via statement at 1pm

The Ministry of Health will soon provide an update on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak.

The update on Saturday’s case numbers is expected via a statement at 1pm.

On Friday, there were 92 new cases. It was the first time daily cases dropped below 100 since October 28.

There were 92 new cases on Friday.

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There were 92 new cases on Friday.

There were 80 cases in Auckland, two in Waikato, one in Northland, five in Bay of Plenty, one in Lakes District, two in Taranaki and one in Nelson-Marlborough.

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Auckland is currently in the red phase of the traffic light system, after 107 days of lockdown.

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Auckland is currently in the red phase of the traffic light system, after 107 days of lockdown.

Friday also marked the end of Auckland’s 107-day lockdown, with New Zealand moving to the new Covid-19 Protection Framework, or the traffic light system.

Auckland is currently in the red phase of the system, but that didn’t stop drunken revellers causing grief for police overnight.

While the central city was less busy than a pre-lockdown Friday night, officers still dealt with “a number of disorder-related incidents involving highly-intoxicated people”, a police spokeswoman said.

One disorder incident led to a person being assaulted on Karangahape Rd, leaving them with serious injuries. A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged over the incident.

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