The single case is in managed isolation – a woman in her 30s who arrived from Dubai on September 9. There are no new cases in the community.
The man who died, identified as Nigel Te Hiko, is the brother of one of the workers at the Americold facility, Alan Te Hiko, who died earlier this month.
“The man’s death again emphasises the seriousness of this virus if it is not controlled,” Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said.
One more person has been admitted to ICU overnight at North Shore Hospital after previously being in a ward, while a patient at Middlemore has also been put into ICU.
A further patient is in a ward at Auckland City Hospital.
The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 79 – down four from yesterday
Yesterday the Ministry of Health said there were three new cases in managed isolation, and no new cases in the community.
With today’s death, the new total Covid-19 death toll in New Zealand is 25.