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Covid-19 updates: Lockdown day 11 - as it happened

17:57 pm on 28 August 2021

More than two dozen people are in hospital, Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise and an Auckland childcare centre is named as a place of interest. See how the day's Covid-19 news developed with RNZ's live blog.

A deserted central Auckland in the midst of the August 2021 lockdown. Photo: RNZ / Robert Smith

There are now 25 people with Covid-19 in New Zealand's hospitals, including two in ICU, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In today's update - at which is was revealed there were 82 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand - the Health Ministry said all of the cases were in a stable condition.

One case is in North Shore Hospital, 11 are in Middlemore Hospital, 12 are in Auckland City Hospital, and one is in Wellington Regional Hospital.

"There are appropriate isolation and infection prevention and control plans in place at all hospitals where these patients are being managed," said the Ministry.

Meanwhile, the number of locations of interest has dropped for the first time since the Covid-19 Delta outbreak began in Auckland, but an early childcare centre has been added to the list today.

The number of locations of interest has dropped from more than 500 to 485 today. Locations of interest are removed from the website after 18 days, because the Ministry of Health no longer deems that they pose a public health risk.

New locations from the day before the lockdown began have been added to the list today, including several areas at the AUT city campus and the childcare centre in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa.

People who were at the All About Children centre on Mahia Road on Tuesday 17 August between 2:45pm and 3pm are being told to isolate at home for 14 days and get tested immediately.

See how the day's Covid-19 news developed with RNZ's live blog: