Sunday April 10
There are 6,718 new cases of Covid-19 today.
Of these, 344 are in Northland, 1,202 are in Auckland, 514 in Waikato, 300 in Bay of Plenty, 112 in the Lakes district, 268 in Hawke's Bay, 334 in MidCentral, 152 in Whanganui, 215 in Taranaki, 80 in Tairāwhiti, 84 in Wairarapa, 458 in Capital and Coast, 249 in Hutt Valley, 228 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,170 in Canterbury, 118 in South Canterbury, 819 in the Southern district, 65 in the West Coast and 6 in unknown locations.
The total number of active cases is 73,785.
The Ministry of Health defines active cases as those identified in the last seven days and not yet classified as recovered.
The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, with today's seven-day rolling average at 10,543 – last Sunday it was 13,543.
Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths
12 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 489.
The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past 17 days.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, eight people were from the Auckland region, two from MidCentral, one from the Lakes DHB area, and one from Hawke’s Bay.
One was aged in their 40s, one in their 50s, three in their 60s, two in their 70s, two in their 80s, and three over 90.
Six were female and six were male.
There are 604 people in hospital, with 22 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.
The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.
1,812 PCR tests have been taken in the past 24 hours, as well as 13,402 rapid antigen tests.
3.6 million RATs have been deployed so far.
If you take a RAT you must report the result, positive or negative. This can be done online through My Covid Record, or by calling 0800 222 478 between 8am and 8pm.
96.4 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 95.2 percent have had a second dose.
72.7 percent of the eligible population have had a booster shot.
Top image: A person washing their hands. Photo: Kehan Chen/Getty Images