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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Read today’s update on COVID-19 cases from the Ministry of Health.

Today’s COVID-19 numbers

  • 2,066 new community cases
  • 286 cases in hospital
  • 2,023 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 14,155 active community cases
  • 7,266 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,441 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 2,066 community cases, 286 current hospitalisations.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 2,023. Last Thursday it was 3,061.

The 7-day rolling average of hospitalisations today is 319. Last Wednesday it was 416.

There are now a total of 1,908 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The 7-day rolling average increase in total deaths attributable to COVID-19 is now 7.

Winter illness update  

This update is provided each Thursday.

  • In the week to 28 August, 71 people were in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). Enterovirus was detected in 64% of those tested, human metapneumovirus in 52%, rhinovirus in 38% and SARS-CoV-2 in 9%. Influenza was not detected in any of the 64 patients tested.
  • Other causes of infection, where known, were adenovirus, parainfluenza virus and RSV.  
  • The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.  

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

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