Live Covid updates: more cases expected today

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

Despite having spent a full week under a level 4 lockdown, New Zealanders are being warned to expect yet another jump in the number of new Covid-19 cases today.

The numbers have been steadily ticking up, increasing 41 yesterday to reach 148.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says it's positive that the outbreak has not grown exponentially.

He says the modelling suggest there will be further increases at least today and tomorrow.

It's hoped the effects of the lockdown restrictions will start to show in the numbers by Saturday.

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