Tuesday April 12

There are 11,063 new cases of Covid-19 today, 16 people with the virus have died and there are 622 people in hospital.

Of these cases there are 559 in Northland, 1,984 Auckland, 965 in Waikato, 536 in Bay of Plenty, 214 in Lakes, 474 in Hawke’s Bay, 534 in MidCentral, 225 in Whanganui, 370 in Taranaki, 111 in Tairāwhiti, 137 in Wairarapa, 683 in Capital and Coast, 355 in Hutt Valley, 404 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,813 in Canterbury, 250 in South Canterbury, 1,331 in Southern, 108 in West Coast, and 10 in unknown locations.

There are currently 68,096 active cases in the community. 

The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline. Today's seven-day rolling average is at 9,731 and last Tuesday, it was 12,785.

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 784,285. 

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

16 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 516.

These deaths, announced today, were reported in the past 24 hours.

Of these deaths, six were from the Auckland region, one was from Waikato, two were from Whanganui, one was from MidCentral, three were from the Wellington region, two were from Canterbury and one was from Southern.

One person was aged in their 30s, two were in their 50s, three in their 70s, six in their 80s, and four were over 90.

Five were female and 11 were male.

The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

There are 622 people in hospital, with 23 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 58.


The 11 millionth Covid-19 vaccination was administered yesterday.

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.

Vaccinated Australians will be able to enter New Zealand from 11.59pm on April 12.


The number of PCR tests taken over the past 24 hours is 1,885 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 10,860.

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. 

Top image: Line of people wearing masks social distancing in a line. Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:
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