Update on COVID-19 cases — 28 July 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 7,627 new community cases
  • 827 cases in hospital
  • 7,776 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 54,409 active community cases
  • 15,345 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 8,029 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 7,627 community cases, and 827 current hospitalisations. The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 7,776.

There are now a total of 1,455 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The 7-day rolling average of the increase in deaths attributable to COVID-19 is now 18.

Winter illness update

(This update is provided each Thursday)

  • Of the 81 people in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals for SARI illnesses (severe acute respiratory infection) COVID-19 was the cause the infection for 7%, Human Metapneumovirus was the cause for 17% and influenza was the cause for 1%.
  • Other causes of infection, where known, were rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus and RSV (6%).
  • The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.

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

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