There are 14 new Covid-19 cases in the community on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Covid-19 test (file photo).Covid-19 test (file photo). (Source: Getty)


The new cases were found in Auckland (9), Northland (2), Waikato (2), Wellington (1).

There are also two new cases to announce in the Canterbury region, however the ministry said these cases were notified after the daily cut-off time and will be officially be added to Wednesday’s numbers.

The new cases are in South Canterbury and Canterbury.

“The South Canterbury case remains under investigation but shares a location of interest with a previously reported case,” the ministry said.

“The Canterbury case remains under investigation for any link to previously reported cases.”

Meanwhile, one of the Northland cases was reported on Monday, but officially added to Tuesday’s tally.

The new Northland case is in Whangārei, with investigations into links to previously reported cases ongoing.

In Waikato, one case is from Coromandel and one is from Te Aroha.

The ministry said one of the two new cases is unlinked.

The Wellington case is linked to the Hidden Valley Festival in Matakana, north of Auckland, the ministry said.

“Case investigations are ongoing, and locations of interest will be added as they are confirmed.”

There are also 34 people with Covid-19 in hospital. There are 13 cases at Middlemore, 12 at Auckland City, four each at North Shore and Tauranga and one at Waikato hospitals.

One Middlemore case and one Tauranga case are in intensive care or a high dependency unit.

The average age of those in hospital with Covid-19 is 55.

It comes after 27 new community cases were reported on Monday.