Coronavirus: No more COVID-19 deaths, 18 new cases reported

New Zealand's COVID-19 death toll remains at four, with no more reported on Sunday.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield also revealed there are 18 more cases of the deadly disease in New Zealand, bringing the total to 1330.

Of the new 18 cases, 14 are confirmed and four probable. It's the lowest number of daily cases reported since the pandemic alert level 4 restrictions were introduced. In the last week, the number of daily cases has dropped every day but one. 

Fourteen patients are in hospital, five in intensive care, and 471 have recovered. 

There remain 13 clusters of cases.

Dr Bloomfield said he expects more deaths in the coming days from the cluster at Rosewood in Christchurch. 

He also said 13 Kiwis arriving back in the country on Sunday from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in South America will be treated as high-risk, and go into isolation. None are showing symptoms of the disease however.