There are 33 new community cases of Covid-19 being reported today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In a statement, the ministry said there were also three new cases in managed isolation facilities.

All the new cases are in Auckland, bringing the total number of community cases in the current outbreak to 955.

The ministry said 32 of today's cases have been epidemiologically linked. The one case yet to be linked is a person who presented to Middlemore Hospital on Saturday. There are seven others in their household. All seven are included in today's 33.

Cabinet is this afternoon considering changes to alert levels, with some experts saying Auckland cannot wait in alert level 4 for high vaccination rates, but others warning that "mystery" unlinked cases and cases at Middlemore Hospital make it unlikely the city will see loosened restrictions just yet.

Daily community case numbers spiked again over the weekend, with 20 yesterday, and 23 on Saturday, up from https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/covid-19/451206/covid-19-update-11-new-community-cases-reported-in-nz-today 11 on Friday].