Wellington (US), March 31: New Zealand reported 15,250 new community cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
The ministry also reported 22 new deaths from COVID-19 in the country.
Among the new community infections, 2,708 were recorded in the largest city Auckland. The rest of the cases were identified across the nation, including 2,379 in Canterbury, according to the ministry.
In addition, there were 39 new cases detected at the New Zealand border, said the ministry.
Currently 830 patients are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, including 28 held in intensive care units.
New Zealand has reported 657,723 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
New Zealand is currently at the highest Red settings under its COVID-19 Protection Framework. At the updated Red settings starting from March 26, indoor gatherings are limited to 200 people, and no limits are set for outdoor gatherings.