WELLINGTON, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand recorded 9,975 new community cases of COVID-19 and 33 more deaths from the pandemic over the past week, the country's Ministry of Health said on Monday.
On average, new cases per day reached 1,422 in last week. The country has seen the number of daily cases going down steadily from over 10,000 cases nationwide in early July.
With the fresh cases, New Zealand has reported 1,789,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,038 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020, the ministry said.
Currently, 111 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in the country, including seven in intensive care units or high dependency units, showed official data. ■