Monday April 14

There are 9,563 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 476 are in Northland, 1,903 are in Auckland, 744 in Waikato, 410 in Bay of Plenty, 185 in the Lakes district, 357 in Hawke's Bay, 415 in MidCentral, 202 in Whanganui, 314 in Taranaki, 78 in Tairāwhiti, 107 in Wairarapa, 650 in Capital and Coast, 382 in Hutt Valley, 329 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,617 in Canterbury, 199 in South Canterbury, 1,089 in the Southern district, 103 in the West Coast and 3 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 62,913.

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

New Zealand is in the Orange traffic light setting which means no more gathering limits or distancing requirements at venues.

If you are going away this Easter weekend, you should have plans in place in the event you contract Covid-19 or are identified as a household contact of a case.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

16 people with Covid-19 have died over the past 13 days, bringing the total to date to 547.

Of the 16 people who died, five were from the Auckland region, four from Waikato, two from Bay of Plenty, one from Lakes DHB area, one from MidCentral, one from Whanganui, and two from Canterbury.

Two people were aged in their 60s, six in their 70s, four in their 80s, and four over 90.

Nine were female and seven were male.

There are 528 people in hospital, with 28 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 taken over the past 24 hours is 5,224 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 19,880.

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.

71.7 percent of eligible people have had their booster shot.

Top image: A man walking in public with mask on. Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:

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