WELLINGTON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 4,790 new community cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
The ministry also reported 648 current hospitalizations, including 19 cases in ICU or HDU on Saturday.
There were 104 new cases that have recently traveled overseas, according to the ministry.
New Zealand has reported 1,639,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. There are now a total of 1,638 deaths in the country confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor, said the ministry.