Update on COVID-19 cases — 29 June 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 7,829 new community cases
  • 395 cases in hospital
  • 40,640 active community cases
  • 13,847 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,772 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 7,829 community cases, 395 current hospitalisations, and 15 deaths.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5,808 — last Wednesday it was 4,873.

The higher number of cases in the last 2 days, compared to last week, is not unusual after a long weekend. It will take more time before we are able to determine if this is part of a trend.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 15 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred within the past 9 days.

They take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,503 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.  

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 3 were from the Auckland region, 1 was from Waikato, 1 was from Lakes, 2 were from Bay of Plenty, 2 were from Taranaki, 1 was from the Wellington region, 1 was from Nelson Marlborough, 1 was from Canterbury, 1 was from West Coast, and 2 were from the Southern region.

One person was in their 20s, 1 was in their 50s, 5 were in their 70s, 3 were in their 80s and 5 were over 90. Of these people, 6 were male and 9 were female.

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 | Ministry of Health (external link)

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