NEW ZEALAND REPORTS FIRST DEATH DUE TO COVID-19
The health official confirmed that New Zealand has reported its first COVID-19 fatality in over 3 months.
The patient is a man in his 50s.
According to the health department, he was part of the August Auckland cluster.
He passed away at Middlemore Hospital.
New Zealand now has 23 total fatalities.
The most recent previous death is last May 24.