Today's COVID-19 numbers
- 7,591 new community cases
- 355 cases in hospital
- 49,645 active community cases
- 15,586 total RATs in the last 24 hours
- 3,814 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours
Update from the Ministry of Health
Today we are reporting 7,591 community cases, 355 hospitalisations and 16 deaths.
The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 7,095 — last Thursday, it was 7,981.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 16 people with COVID-19.
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,102 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 7 were from the Auckland region, 3 were from Canterbury, 3 were from the Wellington region, 1 was from Lakes, 1 was from Bay of Plenty, and 1 was from Southern.
Two people were in their 60s, 2 were in their 70s, 8 were in their 80s, and 4 were aged over 90.
Of these people, 9 were female and 7 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.