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According to New Zealand’s (NZ) health official, the country saw 12 news coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with two outside of Auckland.

NZ Health Minister Chris Hipkins said that all of the cases are linked to a single cluster.

There are 1,251 confirmed cases, 38 of which are active, and 30 of which are linked to the cluster. 771 close contacts have been identified, and 514 had been contacted this morning.

Note that Auckland is now in alert level three and the rest of NZ level two.

Meanwhile, South Korea reported 103 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, a big spike after recording nearly 50 news infections over the last two days.


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