COVID-19 media conference — 13 May 2022

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

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Watch the livestream below.

Media conference

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 7,441 new community cases
  • 398 cases in hospital
  • 52,826 active community cases
  • 15,013 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 4,026 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 7,441 community cases, 398 hospitalisations and 29 deaths.

Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,548  last Friday it was 7,555.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 29 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include 14 people who have died in the previous 2 days, and an additional 15 people who died between 24 March and 7 May.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 940 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today — 6 were from Auckland; 1 from Waikato, 1 from Taranaki, 1 from Tairawhiti, 2 from Hawkes Bay, 2 from Bay of Plenty, 1 from Whanganui, 4 from the Greater Wellington region, 1 from Nelson Marlborough, 6 from Canterbury, and 4 from Southern.

2 people were in their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 3 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 6 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s and 8 over the age of 90.

Of these people, 14 were women and 15 were men.

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.

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

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