Update on COVID-19 cases — 4 April 2022

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

Today's COVID-19 numbers

  • 10,205 new community cases
  • 33 new cases identified at the border
  • 734 cases in hospital
  • 1,634 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours
  • 18,818 total RATs in the last 24 hours
  • 866 booster doses administered yesterday

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 10,205 community cases, 734 hospitalisations and 9 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, today's seven-day rolling average is 13,218, while the seven-day rolling average of cases as at last Monday was 16,102.

A reminder that from 11:59pm tonight, there is no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass.

Businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

As restrictions around the pass ease, it is important for people to continue to follow public health advice to stay at home, away from school or work if you’re feeling unwell. Another way to protect you and your whanau is to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so.

Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whanau and their friends from the virus.

Please if you are due for a vaccination, whether it be a second shot or booster, make an appointment today.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 9 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past 3 days. Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with COVID-19, rather than from COVID-19, and COVID being discovered only after they have died.  

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 405 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 20.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, one person was from the Auckland region, three from Waikato, two from Lakes, two from the Wellington region, and one from Southern.

One person was in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, two in their 80s, and four were over 90.

Five were men and four were women.

Out of respect, we will be making no further comment. 

Read the full update from the Ministry of Health | health.govt.nz (external link)

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