Today's COVID-19 numbers
- 7,061 new community cases
- 415 cases in hospital
- 53,893 active community cases
- 12,510 total RATs in the last 24 hours
- 1,843 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours
Update from the Ministry of Health
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 5 people with COVID-19.
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 978 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 17.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today — 3 people were from the Southern region, 1 was from Auckland and 1 was from Bay of Plenty.
1 person was in their 50s, 1 person was in their 70s, and 3 were aged over 90.
Of these people, 3 were women and 2 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.