Update on COVID-19 cases — 31 August 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 2,244 new community cases
  • 288 cases in hospital
  • 2,122 7-day rolling average of community cases
  • 14,854 active community cases
  • 7,336 total RATs reported in the last 24 hours
  • 3,189 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 data and statistics

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 2,244 community cases, 288 current hospitalisations. COVID-19 hospitalisations and ICU occupancy have not been at levels this low since February this year.

The 7-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 2,122  last Wednesday it was 3,303.

The 7-day rolling average of hospitalisations today is 326   last Wednesday it was 436.

There are now a total of 1,893 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)

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