Today's COVID-19 numbers
- 7,347 new community cases
- 79 new cases identified at the border
- 363 cases in hospital
- 3,704 total PCR tests in the last 24 hours
- 14,432 total RATs in the last 24 hours
- 1,123 booster doses administered yesterday
Update from the Ministry of Health
Today we are reporting 7,347 community cases, 363 hospitalisations and 24 deaths.
Today’s 7-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,555 – last Friday it was 7,540.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 24 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include 12 people who have died over the past 3 days and an additional 12 people who have died since 6 April.
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 845 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; 1 person was from Northland, 8 from Auckland; 4 from Waikato; 1 from Bay of Plenty; 1 from Lakes DHB area; 1 from Taranaki; 1 from MidCentral; 2 from the Greater Wellington region; 2 from Canterbury and 3 from Southern.
Two people were in their 40s; 1 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s; 7 in their 70s; 8 in their 80s and 5 were aged over 90.
Of these people, 13 were female and 11 were male.
This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time.
Out of respect, we will be making no further comment.