Update on COVID-19 cases — 21 June 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 5,630 new community cases
  • 362 cases in hospital
  • 34,124 active community cases
  • 12,810 total RATs reported
  • 3,017 total PCR tests

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 5,630 community cases, 362 current hospitalisations, and 17 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 4,878 – last Tuesday it was 5,983.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 17 people with COVID-19. 14 deaths were recorded in June, with 1 death recorded in April and 2 in March.

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,432 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 9 were from the Auckland region, 1 from Waikato, 1 from the Bay of Plenty, 2 from Taranaki, 1 from Hawke’s Bay, 1 from MidCentral, 1 from Canterbury and 1 from Southern.

1 person was in 50s, 2 were in their 60s, 3 were in their 70s, 8 were in their 80s and 2 were aged over 90. 1 was a child aged under 10. Of these people, 10 were male and 7 were female.

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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