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NZ virus cases rise to 107

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s COVID-19 outbreak has jumped by 35 cases, taking the overall outbreak to 107 and prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to extend lockdowns.

Yesterday’s jump of 35 cases is the biggest single day of infections since mid-April last year in New Zealand, which is maintainin­g its eliminatio­n approach despite the arrival of the infectious Delta variant.

Of the new cases, 33 are from Auckland and two are in Wellington. In total, 99 cases are from Auckland, with seven requiring hospitalle­vel care, and eight are from Wellington.

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