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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 10,294 community cases, 524 hospitalisations and 18 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, today’s 7-day rolling average is 7,935, while the 7-day rolling average of cases as at last Thursday was 8,990.

It is really important people continue to follow public health advice to stay at home; away from school or work if you are feeling unwell. Another way to protect you and your whānau is to get vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whānau and their friends from the virus.

Please if you are due for a vaccination, whether it be a second shot or booster, make an appointment today.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 18 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past 7 days. Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with COVID-19, rather than from COVID-19, and COVID being discovered only after they have died.  

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 633 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today:

  • 1 person was from Northland
  • 3 from the Auckland region
  • 4 from Waikato
  • 1 from Lakes
  • 3 from Bay of Plenty
  • 2 from MidCentral
  • 4 from the Canterbury region.

Two people were in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, 7 in their 80s, and 4 were over 90.

Ten were men and 8 were women.

Out of respect to people’s family and whānau at this difficult time, we will be making no further comment. 

Read the full update from the Ministry of Health | (external link)