Today we are reporting 8,728 community cases, 759 current hospitalisations, and 26 deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 8,913.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 26 people with COVID-19. These deaths occurred in the period since 26th April.
*These are new hospital admissions in the past 7 days prior to yesterday who had COVID at the time of admission or while in hospital, excluding hospitalisations that were admitted and discharged within 24hrs. This data is from Districts with tertiary hospitals: Auckland, Canterbury, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast, Waitemata and Northland.
More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry website.
You can also view a detailed breakdown of daily case numbers for each district since the beginning of the pandemic by clicking the ‘download’ button on the right hand side of this page: New Zealand COVID-19 data.
Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a district or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.
Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,954 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 26.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: five were from Auckland region, two were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Tairāwhiti, one was from Hawke’s Bay, two were from MidCentral, two were from Nelson Marlborough, eight were from Canterbury, three were from Southern.
Two were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, ten were in their 80s and 11 were aged over 90. Of these people, 18 were women and eight were men.
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.