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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 5,836 new community cases, 403 current hospitalisations, and 5 deaths in the past 3 days.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,881 — last Monday, it was 7,712.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 5 people with COVID-19.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,154 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 2 were from the Auckland region, 1 was from Taranaki, 1 from Canterbury, and 1 was the Southern region.

One person was in their 70s, 3 were in their 80s and 1 was over 90.

Of these people, 3 were male and 2 were female.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.

Read the full update on today’s cases | (external link)