Update on COVID-19 cases — 26 August 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 2,318 new community cases
  • 357 cases in hospital
  • 2,855 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 19,997 active community cases
  • 7,287 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,149 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 2,318 community cases and 357 current hospitalisations.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 2,855 — last Friday, it was 3,876.

The 7-day rolling average of hospitalisations is 400 — last Friday, it was 515.

There are now a total of 1,865 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The 7-day rolling average increase in total deaths attributable to COVID-19 is now 7.

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

Weekend COVID-19 updates

Please note, the 1pm daily COVID-19 update will now be produced from Monday to Friday, meaning that from tomorrow there will be no update on Saturday or Sunday.

Some of this information, including the number of new community cases, will still be updated on the Ministry of Health’s website over the weekend. This Monday’s COVID-19 update will also include some additional data covering the weekend.

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