Update on COVID-19 cases — 21 July 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 9,953 new community cases
  • 767 cases in hospital
  • 64,081 active community cases
  • 17,515 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 4,306 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 9,953 community cases, 767 current hospitalisations, and 32 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 9,161.

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 32 people with COVID-19. These deaths occurred in the period since 26th March.

Winter illness update

This update is provided each Thursday.

  • Of the 75 people in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals for SARI illnesses (severe acute respiratory infection) COVID-19 was the cause the infection for 24%, Human Metapneumovirus was the cause for 15 % and Influenza was the cause for 11%
  • Other causes of infection, where known, were rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus and RSV (12%).
  • The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in recent years.

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

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