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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 7,870 community cases, 393 current hospitalisations, and 13 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,937 — last Thursday, it was 7,095.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 13 people with COVID-19 — 11 deaths were in the past 48 hours and 2 were in January this year.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,197 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14. One previously announced death has been removed from our totals, as it was reclassified as not a COVID-19 case.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 4 were from the Auckland region, 4 were from Canterbury, 2 from Southern, and 1 each from Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, and Wellington.

Four people were in their 60s, 1 was in their 70s, 5 were in their 80s, and 3 were aged over 90.

Of these people, 7 were male and 6 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)