WELLINGTON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand recorded 4,811 new community cases of COVID-19 and 21 more deaths from the pandemic, the country's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
New Zealand has reported 1,681,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,782 confirmed deaths attributable to the disease since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020, the health ministry said.
Currently, 533 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in the country, including 12 in intensive care units or high dependency units, showed official data.
The country is currently under the orange settings of its COVID-19 Protection Framework, where there is no limit for gatherings. ■