Update on COVID-19 cases — 23 June 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 5,285 new community cases
  • 300 cases in hospital
  • 33,699 active community cases
  • 11,334 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 2,791 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

COVID-19 deaths

Today 31 previously reported deaths have been re- classified as unrelated to COVID-19.

These deaths occurred more than 28 days after these people were reported as COVID-19 cases and were initially thought to be COVID-19 related, however their formal cause of death classification has been deemed as unrelated to COVID-19.

Therefore, our new total of publicly reported COVID-19 deaths is 1,431.

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 12 people with COVID-19. All of these deaths occurred since 17 June.

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 4 were from Northland, 1 was from the Auckland region, 1 was from Bay of Plenty, 2 were from Taranaki, 1 was from MidCentral, 1 was from the Wellington region, 1 was from Canterbury, and 1 was from Southern.

2 people were in their 50s, 7 were in their 80s and 3 were aged over 90. Of these people, 7 were male and 5 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.

Next update

On the Matariki public holiday tomorrow, 24 June 2022, there will be no update. There will be the usual 1pm updates published over the long weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday’s update will include the figures for Friday.

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

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