New Zealand reports first COVID-19 death in 6 months

New Zealand reports first COVID-19 death in 6 months
New Zealand reports first COVID-19 death in 6 months

On Friday, New Zealand recorded the first death linked to the Corona virus in six months, although the health authorities announced on Saturday the control of the last wave of the epidemic caused by the outbreak of the delta mutant.

A ninety-year-old woman who was suffering from other diseases died on Friday night in a hospital in Auckland (north), after she could no longer be connected to a respirator or treated in intensive care.

Thus, New Zealand records the first death from Covid-19 since February 16, bringing the total death toll to 27.

The authorities indicated that a member of the woman’s family transmitted the virus to her in Auckland, the largest city in the country with a population of 1.7 million.

New Zealand has been tackling the epidemic since it recorded the first local infection in six months in mid-August, which led to the announcement of a home quarantine in the country of five million people.

Since then, 782 injuries have been recorded, most of them in Auckland, where the stone is still at the maximum level 4, while it has been reduced to level 3 in the rest of the country.

Prime Minister Jacindar Ardern said this death “is an unfortunate reminder of why the measures we are taking now are so important.”

On Saturday, 20 new infections were reported, compared to 85 new infections recorded at the end of last week, at the height of the last epidemic wave.

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