Update on COVID-19 cases — 16 June 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 5,435 new community cases
  • 377 cases in hospital
  • 38,138 active community cases
  • 11,919 total RATs reported
  • 4,247 total PCR tests

Update from the Ministry of Health

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 15 people with COVID-19. Twelve of these deaths occurred this month and 3 deaths were in April and May 2022.

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,374 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, 3 people were from Northland, 5 were from the Auckland region, 1 from Taranaki, 1 from MidCentral, 1 from the Wellington region, 1 from Canterbury, 1 from South Canterbury, and 2 from Southern.

Two were in their 30s, 1 was in their 50s, 1 was in their 60s, 3 were in their 70s, 6 were in their 80s, and 2 were aged over 90. Of these people, 7 were women and 8 were men.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.

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

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