Update on COVID-19 cases — 17 June 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 4,869 new community cases
  • 370 cases in hospital
  • 36,712 active community cases
  • 11,764 total RATs reported
  • 3,095 total PCR tests

Update from the Ministry of Health

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 16 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred in the past 7days, apart from 1 death on 11 May and 1 death on 23 April.

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,390 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: 2 were from Northland, 6 were from the Auckland region, 1 was from Waikato; 1 was from Taranaki; 2 were from the Wellington region; 3 were from Canterbury; and 1 was from South Canterbury.

One person was in their 40s; 1 was in their 60s; 4 were in their 70s; 8 were in their 80s; and 2 were aged over 90. Of these people, 4 were women and 12 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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