Covid-19: 582 new cases in the South

There are 582 new community cases of Covid-19 to report in the South today and eight deaths nationally.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Health said nationally there were 6,498 new community cases and 487 current hospitalisations.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 7,046, up from 5,129 this time last week.

The number of publicly reported deaths with Covid now stands at 1,567 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14. 

Of the people whose deaths were reported today: three were from Auckland region, two were in Waikato, one was from Taranaki, one was from MidCentral, and one was from Whanganui.

One was in their 60s, four were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90. Of these people, four were women and four were men.


Total hospitalisations 487: Northland: 7; Waitematā: 114; Counties Manukau: 44; Auckland: 34; Waikato: 38; Bay of Plenty: 22; Lakes: 23; Hawke’s Bay: 13; MidCentral: 14; Whanganui: 5; Taranaki: 12; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 9; Capital and Coast: 40; Hutt Valley: 7; Nelson Marlborough: 10; Canterbury: 57; South Canterbury: 7; West Coast: 2; Southern: 27.

There are 11 people in intensive care or a high-dependency unit. 




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