New Zealand's COVID-19 toll is now 25 after the death of a 50-year-old man.
Local outlets have named him as Nigel Te Hiko of Waikato town Tokoroa.
Mr Te Hiko died in Waikato Hospital on Tuesday after a three-week battle in intensive care just a fortnight after his brother, Alan, died from contracting the virus.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement the pair's grieving family wanted to tell Kiwis "coronavirus is so real" and "if you are sick and have symptoms, stay home".
Three Kiwis have died in the past month after the deadly virus reappeared in New Zealand following a three-month run without community cases.
Of 79 active cases, three New Zealanders are in hospital with the virus, including two in intensive care.
Health authorities are still yet to trace how COVID-19 returned to the community.
On Wednesday, they reported one new case, an international arrival picked up within the compulsory isolation system.
That marks two days without a COVID-19 case in the community for the first time since the emergence of a new cluster in Auckland last month.