492 new Covid cases and two deaths in South

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There are 492 new community cases of Covid-19 and two deaths to report in the South.

The  Ministry of Health said in a statement this afternoon that nationally there were 5435 community cases, 377 current hospitalisations and 15 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5451 - last Thursday, it was 6059.

Twelve of the latest deaths happened this month, while three were in April and May.

Of the people whose deaths were reported today, three were from Northland, five from the Auckland region, one from Taranaki, one from MidCentral, one from the Wellington region, one from Canterbury, one from South Canterbury and two from Southern.

Two people were aged in their 30s; one in their 50s; one in their 60s; three in their 70s; six in their 80s; and two were aged over 90. Seven were women and eight were men. 

The total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid now stands at 1374 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.


Total number 377: Northland: 7; Waitematā: 44; Counties Manukau: 31; Auckland: 72; Waikato: 27; Bay of Plenty: 17; Lakes: 1; Tairāwhiti: 2; Hawke’s Bay: 4; Taranaki: 9; Whanganui: 2; MidCentral: 33; Wairarapa: 2; Hutt Valley: 28; Capital and Coast: 22; Nelson Marlborough: 9; Canterbury: 44; South Canterbury: 4; West Coast: 0; Southern: 19.

Six people are being treated in intensive care or a high-dependency unit.

Community cases 

Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (144), Auckland (1,602), Waikato (391), Bay of Plenty (171), Lakes (77), Hawke’s Bay (155), MidCentral (219), Whanganui (75), Taranaki (159), Tairāwhiti (40), Wairarapa (47), Capital and Coast (463), Hutt Valley (220), Nelson Marlborough (226), Canterbury (819), South Canterbury (88), Southern (492), West Coast (44), Unknown (3).

Meanwhile, there were 107 new imported cases reported today.



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