There are 178 new community cases of COVID-19 in reported by the Ministry of Health today.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said there were 77 people in hospital, including eight people in ICU.
It also reported the COVID-19-related death of a patient at Auckland City Hospital yesterday afternoon. The patient, who was in their late 50s, was admitted to Auckland City Hospital on 5 November.
There were 215 new community cases of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand yesterday; 181 in Auckland, 18 in Waikato, three in Northland and 12 in the Bay of Plenty.