Update on COVID-19 cases — 16 May 2022

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

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

COVID-19 deaths

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.

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

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