New Zealand is the first country in the world to confirm that a person infected with Ebola has died.
A person died from Ebola on Thursday.
The New Zealand Herald reported that the first case was confirmed by a coronavirus testing laboratory in Wellington.
The death occurred at the Royal Wellington Hospital, where a woman died on March 3, after being admitted with Ebola.
Health Minister Peter Dunne confirmed the death, but said there was no immediate news on whether it was linked to the first confirmed case.
Dunne said the woman had been treated in a high-risk isolation unit at the hospital, and that the New Zealand Government was continuing to closely monitor the case.
The health ministry said in a statement that it would continue to monitor the situation.
New Zealand has recorded an outbreak of the virus, which has killed more than 10,000 people, mainly in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Last month, New Zealand recorded its first case of the disease.
(AP: John MacDougall)New Zealand is among the top 10 countries with the most deaths from the disease worldwide, according to a new report by the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
More than one-third of the deaths have been in Africa, the report said.
In the US, New York has recorded more than 400 new cases of the Ebola virus and the country is on a five-day lockdown.
In the UK, a nurse who contracted the virus while caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Blanca, Liberia, has died, according a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.
There were a total of 2,938 cases in the US in February and March, up from 1,839 in February.
A total of 547 people in the UK have tested positive for the virus.
Officials in Sierra Australia have confirmed that a nurse in the city has tested positive.
Two Australians were among a group of Australians in quarantine at a remote airstrip near the capital Canberra, where they were tested for Ebola, the ABC reported.
Australian authorities are investigating an Ebola-related death in New Zealand, where one person has died and another has been admitted to hospital after arriving from West Africa.
Dr. Chris Stokes, head of the Australian National University’s Institute for Tropical Medicine, said the case was not connected to the other two Australians.
“I have to say that I’m not convinced that this case is related to the second Australian case, although that may be the case,” he told ABC radio.
Australia has so far recorded more deaths from Ebola than any other country.
According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, 1,543 people have died of the deadly virus in Africa.