New Zealand recorded six new coronavirus cases in the past day, Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said at a news briefing on Wednesday.
Five cases were locally transmitted, linked to a cluster in the country's most populous city, Auckland.
The sixth case was a person who recently arrived from overseas, and is in "managed isolation," Bloomfield said.
These new infections raise the national total to 1,299 cases.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the latest figures "encouraging," and said, "we are not seeing a surge in community cases."
"The perimeter of the virus is not expanding exponentially and risks like daily doubling of cases as we saw during the first outbreak has not occurred over the past week. So far the rollout of our resurgence plan is working as we intended," Ardern said.
Army deployed: Over the next six weeks, 500 more army personnel will be deployed to manage quarantine facilities, Ardern announced. This brings the total number of military personnel supporting New Zealand's Covid-19 response to around 1,200.
The country conducted more than 23,000 coronavirus tests on Tuesday, taking the total number of tests done since the pandemic began to 639,415.