Update on COVID-19 cases — 24 May 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 8,435 new community cases
  • 327 cases in hospital
  • 52,527 active community cases
  • 17,264 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 3,326 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 8,435 community cases, 327 hospitalisations and 15 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,507 — last Tuesday it was 7,795.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 15 people with COVID-19, all of whom died in the past 4 days.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,079 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 3 were from the Auckland region, 1 was from Waikato, 1 was from Taranaki, 2 were from the Wellington region, 1 was from Nelson-Marlborough, 4 were from Canterbury and 3 were from Southern.

One person was in their 40s, 2 were in their 60s, 1 was in their 70s, 3 were in their 80s and 8 were aged over 90.

Of these people, 9 were female and 6 were 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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