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New Zealand records first COVID-19 death in 200 days

Amid falling case numbers, New Zealand has recorded its first COVID-19-related death in more than 200 days.

The Ministry of Health reported a woman in her 90s died in Auckland’s North Shore Hospital on Friday night.

“Every death is a reminder of the damage COVID-19 can cause when it gets into our community,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

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