WELLINGTON, May 18 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand recorded 32 more deaths and 9,570 new community cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
The ministry said in a statement that the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 in New Zealand is 1,017.
Among the new community infections, 3,297 were reported in the largest city Auckland, the ministry said.
In addition, 91 new cases of COVID-19 were detected at the New Zealand border.
Currently, 425 COVID-19 patients are being treated in New Zealand hospitals, including nine people in intensive care units or high dependency units.
New Zealand has reported 1,066,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.