September 4, 2020 - 16:57 AMT
New Zealand reports first Covid-19 death in over three months

New Zealand reported its first Covid-19 death in more than three months on Friday, CNN reports citing the country's health ministry.

The ministry reported the man in his 50s was linked to the August Auckland cluster.

New Zealand's last reported death from the virus was on May 28. The country's death toll from Covid-19 now stands at 23.

"It’s with a very heavy heart we acknowledge that COVID-19 has taken the life of someone in our community. Our thoughts are with this person’s family and whānau," the NZ government tweeted.