There are 205 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Of the new cases 175 were in Auckland, 20 in Waikato, four in Northland, five in Bay of Plenty and one in Lakes District.

A man in his 40s has died of the virus in Middlemore Hospital.

The Government will be holding a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm in which any change to Auckland’s alert level settings will be announced.

On Sunday, 149 community cases were announced – the majority of them in Auckland.