Friday May 6

There are 7,347 new community cases of Covid-19 today and 24 people have died. 

Of these new community, 234 are in Northland, 2,346 are in Auckland, 443 in Waikato, 189 in Bay of Plenty, 106 in the Lakes district, 212 in Hawke's Bay, 272 in MidCentral, 83 in Whanganui, 226 in Taranaki, 66 in Tairāwhiti, 100 in Wairarapa, 482 in Capital and Coast, 185 in Hutt Valley, 254 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,261 in Canterbury, 99 in South Canterbury, 721 in the Southern district, 64 in the West Coast and 4 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 52,870.

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

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

24 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 845.

The deaths reported today include 12 people who have died over the past three days and 12 people who have died since April 6.

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

Of the people who died, one person was from Northland, eight from Auckland, four from Waikato, one from Bay of Plenty, one from Lakes district health board area, one from Taranaki, one from MidCentral, two from the Greater Wellington region, two from Canterbury and three from Southern.

Two people were in their 40s, one in their 50s, one in their 60s, seven in their 70s, eight in their 80s and five were over 90.

Of these people, 13 were female and 11 were male.

There are 363 people in hospital, with 18 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 57.



The number of PCR tests that have been reported in the last 24 hours is 3,704 while 14,432 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) were taken in the last 24 hours.

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.

Top image: People wearing masks in Wellington. (File photo) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:

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