Update on COVID-19 cases — 23 May 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 6,000 new community cases
  • 363 cases in hospital
  • 53,964 active community cases
  • 11,160 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 2,197 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 6,000 community cases, 363 hospitalisations and 9 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,712 — last Monday it was 7,702.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 9 people with COVID-19.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,064 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

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

One person was in their 30s, 3 were in their 80s and 5 were aged over 90.

Of these people, 8 were female and 1 was male.

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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