Update on COVID-19 cases — 6 May 2022

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

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.

COVID-19 deaths

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. 

Read the full update on today's cases | health.govt.nz (external link)

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