The family of Nigel Huirama Te Hiko, 54, confirmed that he died yesterday afternoon, following the death of his brother Alan from Covid-19 earlier this month.
On Wednesday, they reported one new case, an worldwide arrival picked up within the compulsory isolation system.
She arrived from Dubai on September 9, and is related to the three new cases reported on Tuesday.
There is one new Covid case at the border in New Zealand, director general of health Ashley Bloomfield says.
"They have issued a plea to all New Zealanders that if you are sick and have symptoms to stay home and seek advice about getting a test".
"Our thoughts are most sincerely with this man's family and friends during a hard time, and also for his iwi Ngāti Raukawa who have lost a rangatira who was prominent in the iwi's history".
New Zealand's COVID-19 toll is now 25 after the death of a 50-year-old man. Health officials said these cases were linked to the new Auckland cluster. Two are in intensive care.
A healthcare worker at Auckland's quarantine facility caught coronavirus off a person who was being quarantined.
"Our national contact tracing system has recorded 85 close contacts identified from the three gym classes at Les Mills Takapuna - they have all been contacted and are self-isolating".
Last week, Dr Bloomfield made clear his concern at new community cases, telling media his "virtual dashboard" was flashing orange and "won't go steady green until we're confident we've got this outbreak well-circled".
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The man was in his 50s and was a confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to the Auckland cluster.
Bloomfield said there was very strict requirements and enforcement around the use of PPE at the facility where the healthcare worker contracted Covid-19.
Eighty of them have returned a negative test.
"Since August 11, our contact tracing team has identified 3779 close contacts of cases, of which 3772 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and we are in the process of contacting the rest". Two people are in ICU - one in North Shore Hospital and one person in Middlemore.
With today's new case and four additional recovered cases, our total number of active cases is 79.
Of those, 27 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 52 are community cases.
By analyzing the non-identifiable electronic health records of millions of patients from 360 hospitals across the United States, the research team revealed that while individuals with an SUD constituted 10.3 percent of the total study population, they represented 15.6 percent of the Covid-19 cases.
Yesterday 9088 Covid tests were processed.