Update on COVID-19 cases — 18 August 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 4,540 new community cases
  • 473 cases in hospital
  • 3,928 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 27,487 active community cases
  • 10,688 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,846 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 4,540 community cases and 473 current hospitalisations.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 3,928 – last Thursday, it was 4,750.

The 7-day rolling average of hospitalisations is 527 – last Thursday, it was 617.

There are now a total of 1,807 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The 7-day rolling average increase in total deaths attributable to COVID-19 is now 12.

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

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