Today we are reporting 8,028 community cases, 383 current hospitalisations, and 16 deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5,480 – last Tuesday it was 4,878.
The increase in case numbers today is not unusual after a long weekend. It will take more time before we are able to determine if this is part of a trend.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 16 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred within the past seven days.
They take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,488 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; four were from the Auckland region, two were from Waikato, two were from Hawke’s Bay, one was from MidCentral, two were from Taranaki, one was from Wairarapa, one from Wellington, two were from Canterbury, and one was from the Southern region.
One person was aged between 10 and 19 years, three were in their 70s, six were in their 80s and six were over 90. Of these people, 11 were male and five were female.
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 deaths.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,410 first doses; 3,980,708 second doses; 32,979 third primary doses; 2,680,619 booster doses: 264,098 paediatric first doses and 132,894 paediatric second doses Vaccines administered yesterday: 36 first doses; 62 second doses; 26 third primary doses; 1,183 booster doses; 37 paediatric first doses and 365 paediatric second doses People vaccinated All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,290
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