Update on COVID-19 cases — 29 August 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 1,653 new community cases
  • 341 cases in hospital
  • 2,425 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 16,968  active community cases
  • 4,137 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 2,184 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 1,653 community cases, 341 current hospitalisations.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 2,425 — last Monday it was 3,655.

The 7-day rolling average of hospitalisations today is 351  last Monday it was 472.

There are now a total of 1,869 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 6.

In addition to the figures reported today, the Ministry of Health is also providing some testing and case figures reported on Saturday and Sunday, when the daily COVID-19 update is not published.

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

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