Update on COVID-19 cases — 19 May 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 9,091 new community cases
  • 411 cases in hospital
  • 55,852 active community cases
  • 16,961 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 4,736 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 9,091 community cases, 411 hospitalisations and 5 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,981  last Thursday it was 7,533.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 5 people with COVID-19, all of whom have died in the past 2 days.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,022 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 16.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today — 1 was from the Wellington region, 1 from Bay of Plenty, and 3 from Southern.

1 person was in their seventies, and 4 people were in their 80s.

Of these people, 4 were women and 1 was a man.

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 on these deaths.

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

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