Update on COVID-19 cases — 10 May 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 9,173 new community cases
  • 385 cases in hospital
  • 55,475 active community cases
  • 18,636 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 4,199 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 14 people with COVID-19. 

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 876 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, 1 person was from Northland, 2 from Auckland, 1 from Waikato, 1 from MidCentral, 1 from Hawke’s Bay, 1 from the Wellington region; 6 from Canterbury and 1 from Southern.

Six were in their 70, 3 in their 80s, and 5 were aged over 90.

Nine were women and 5 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. 

One million confirmed cases

Today we have reached a total of 1,001,898 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This time last year, our confirmed case total was 2,288.

New Zealander’s collective response to COVID-19 helped us to keep our case numbers low, especially in that first year when the virus was rampant internationally.

Read the full update on today's cases | health.govt.nz (external link)

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