Update on COVID-19 cases — 12 May 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 9,392 new community cases
  • 398 cases in hospital
  • 52,722 active community cases
  • 16,349 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 3,484 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 9 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include 8 people who have died over the past 2 days and 1 person who has died since 5 May.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 911 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today — 4 were from Auckland and 5 were from Canterbury.

One person was their 70s — 2 in their 80s and 6 were aged over 90.

Of these people, 4 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. 

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

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