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New Zealand reports 53 new cases of COVID-19

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Lambton Quay is devoid of people on the first day of a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wellington, New Zealand, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - New zealand reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all in its biggest city Auckland, taking the total number of active cases in the latest community outbreak to 562.

The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 547 and 15 in the capital Wellington.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Kim Coghill

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