COVID-19 media conference — 11 May 2022

Watch the latest update on our response to COVID-19 at 1pm.

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Minister for the COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins
  • Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi

Watch the livestream below.

Media conference

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 7,970 new community cases
  • 381 cases in hospital
  • 51,929 active community cases
  • 17,397 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 3,928 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 7,970 community cases, 381 hospitalisations and 28 deaths.

Today’s 7-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,420 – last Tuesday it was 7,746.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 28 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include one person who died in February, 5 in March, 11 in April, and 7 who died over the previous 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 902 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 2 people were from Northland, 5 from Auckland, 3 from Waikato, 3 from Bay of Plenty, 2 from Whanganui, 3 from the Wellington region, 4 from the Canterbury region and 6 from Southern.

One was in their 40s; 1 was in their 50s; 2 were in their 60s; 8 were in their 70s; 11 were in their 80s; 5 were in their 90s.

Eighteen were men and 10 were women.

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

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

Note: 2 of the deaths reported previously have been removed from our totals, as it has now been determined that they are not a COVID-19 case.

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

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