Covid-19: 6498 new community cases

There are 6498 new community cases of Covid-19 today.

The Ministry of Health also reported a further eight Covid-related deaths. None of the deaths were people from Canterbury. Three were from Auckland region, two were in Waikato, one was from Taranaki, one was from MidCentral, and one was from Whanganui. All were from the past two days. One person was aged in their 60s, four were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90. Of these people, four were women and four were men.

The total number of virus-related deaths reported by the ministry is now 1567.

There are 487 people in hospital with the virus, including 11 in intensive care, 57 in Canterbury DHB hospitals and seven in South Canterbury hospitals.

The other cases in hospitals are spread across Northland (seven), Waitematā (114), Counties Manukau (44), Auckland (34), Waikato (38), Bay of Plenty (22), Lakes (23), Hawke's Bay (13), MidCentral: (14), Whanganui (five), Taranaki (12), Tairawhiti (two), Wairarapa (nine), Capital and Coast (40), Hutt Valley (seven), Nelson Marlborough (10), West Coast (two) and the Southern region (27). The average age of patients in hospital is 63.

The seven day rolling average of Covid-19 hospitalisations is 420, while it was 335 this time this week.

The seven-day rolling average of community cases is 7046 - this time last week it was 5129.




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