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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 8,436 new community cases, 389 current hospitalisations, and 18 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,885 — last Monday, it was 7,507.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 18 people with COVID-19.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,172 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 3 were from Northland, 2 were from the Auckland region, 1 was from Waikato, 1 was from Taranaki, 2 were from Midcentral, 2 from Nelson Marlborough, 3 from Canterbury, 2 from West Coast and 2 from the Southern region.

One person was in their 50s, 2 were in their 60s, 1 was in their 70s, 8 were in their 80s and 6 were over 90.

Of these people, 10 were male and 8 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)