Update on COVID-19 cases — 13 July 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 11,464 new community cases
  • 729 cases in hospital
  • 67,926 active community cases
  • 18,292 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,299 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 9,710.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 29 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred in the past 5 days.

The Ministry of Health and Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ are closely monitoring the continued increase in Covid-19 positive cases and hospitalisations as part of our ongoing review and updating of the response to the current community outbreak.

The increase in cases and hospitalisations emphasises the importance of everybody doing the basics well to help prevent infection and serious illness. In particular, people should:

  • stay home if they are unwell
  • take a rapid antigen test (RAT)
  • upload the result on My Covid Record (external link)
  • isolate if positive or while still symptomatic. 

It is important to ensure to you are up to date with all vaccinations, including COVID-19 vaccinations. Many are now eligible for a second booster dose, and flu vaccinations, which are free for many people.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination

Mask up to add another layer of protection

Wearing a mask remains one of our best measures to reduce transmission against infectious respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

The more layers of protection we put in place - such as mask wearing, vaccinations, and staying home when sick - the more we reduce the risk of spreading respiratory viruses.

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, or have had Covid-19, continuing to wear a face mask is important in keeping you, your whanau and your community safe.

As a general rule, we urge people to wear a mask in public indoor settings outside the home and in poorly ventilated spaces, or when it is hard to physically distance from other people.

You must wear a mask on public transport and at transport hubs like airports and bus stations, inside public venues like museums and libraries, when visiting a health care service, and inside retail businesses like supermarkets and shopping malls.

Masking up is particularly important when around more vulnerable members of the community, especially those who are older, those in aged residential care and healthcare settings where appropriate.

Wearing a mask also helps protect our healthcare and aged residential care staff, reducing their chances of becoming unwell and supporting them to continue to provide care to those that need it.

When to wear a face mask

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

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