Thursday April 7

There are 11,634 new cases of Covid-19 today and 13 people with the virus have died.

Of these cases, there are 549 in Northland, 2,179 in Auckland, 1,030 in Waikato, 553 in Bay of Plenty, 266 in Lakes, 480 in Hawke’s Bay, 630 in MidCentral, 296 in Whanganui, 402 in Taranaki, 149 in Tairāwhiti, 98 in Wairarapa, 782 in Capital and Coast, 394 in Hutt Valley, 441 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,913 in Canterbury, 224 in South Canterbury, 1,157 in Southern, 89 in West Coast and 2 in unknown locations. 

There are currently 82,513 active cases in the community. 

The Ministry of Health defines active cases as those identified in the last seven days and not yet classified as recovered.

Since the pandemic started, the total of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 740,430.

The 7-day rolling average of reported cases is 11,791. Last Thursday, it was 14,515.

The Ministry of Health said it is “encouraging” to see numbers continuing to decline. 

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

13 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 456.

The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past 10 days.

Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with Covid-19, rather than from Covid-19, and the virus being discovered only after they have died.

Of the people whose deaths have been reported today, three people were from Northland, one from Auckland, two from Waikato, one from Bay of Plenty, one from Whanganui, two from West Coast and three from Southern.

Three were in their 30s, two in their 50s, two in their 60s, four in their 70s, one in their 80s, and one was over 90.

Seven were women and six were men.

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 17.

There are 639 people in hospital, with 29 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 57.


From today, young people aged 16 and 17 can receive a free booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after completing the first two doses. 

If your second dose was six months ago you can get your booster by finding a walk-in vaccination centre here.

96.4 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 95.1 percent have had a second dose.

72.7 percent of eligible people have had their booster shot.


The number of PCR tests taken over the past 24 hours is 2,719 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 23,926.

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.

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