NZ logs 14,311 local COVID-19 cases over past week

In this file photo dated March 30, 2020, a man looks out a window while in quarantine at the Ramada Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. (BRETT PHIBBS / NEW ZEALAND HERALD VIA AP)

WELLINGTON / SEOUL / NEW DELHI – New Zealand recorded 14,311 new community cases of COVID-19 and 34 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 2,041 in the last week. The country has seen the number of daily cases going down steadily from over 10,000 cases nationwide in early July.

Currently, 185 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in the country, including two in intensive care units

With the fresh cases, New Zealand has recorded 1,814,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,065 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020, the ministry said.

Currently, 185 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in the country, including two in intensive care units or high dependency units, showed official data.


India's daily COVID-19 caseload Monday decreased to 2,060, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Monday morning, 2,060 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,630,888 in the country.

With the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 26,834.

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The country also logged 10 COVID-19-related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,905 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 1.86 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.02 percent, the ministry data showed.

The ministry said so far 44,075,149 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 1,841 were discharged during the past 24 hours.

A woman wearing mask as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus walks in a crowded area near India Gate, in New Delhi on March 19, 2021 as coronavirus cases continue to increase across India. (MONEY SHARMA / AFP)

According to the health ministry, until Monday morning 2,193,343,651 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

A cumulative total of 898,699,680 samples have been tested up to Oct. 16, the health ministry said Monday, out of which, 110,863 tests were conducted on Sunday alone.

At present, the Indian government is focusing on improving booster dose coverage as the uptake for the third dose has been low. The aim is to boost the immunity of the people in the wake of the detection of new variants.

Health experts say COVID-19 is a cyclical disease and will come in waves.

South Korea

South Korea reported 8,981 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 24,979,770, the health authorities said on Monday.

The daily caseload was down from 17,654 in the previous day and lower than the 12,142 cases tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 21,164. Among the new cases, 47 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 68,361.

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The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 311, up 6 from the previous day.

Twenty-three more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 28,698. The total fatality rate was 0.11 percent.