Tuesday April 19

There are 8,270 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 364 are in Northland, 1,842 are in Auckland, 641 in Waikato, 360 in Bay of Plenty, 149 in the Lakes district, 282 in Hawke's Bay, 317 in MidCentral, 118 in Whanganui, 277 in Taranaki, 61 in Tairāwhiti, 85 in Wairarapa, 524 in Capital and Coast, 265 in Hutt Valley, 265 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,445 in Canterbury, 190 in South Canterbury, 989 in the Southern district, 87 in the West Coast and 9 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 53,066.

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

Today's seven-day rolling average is 7,585 – last Tuesday it was 9,731. The Ministry of Health expects daily numbers to fluctuate, but overall new reported cases are trending down.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Five people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 602.

Of the deaths reported today, one was from the Auckland region, one was from Waikato, two were from MidCentral and one was from Tairāwhiti.

One was in their 70s, three were in their 80s, and one was over 90.

One was female and four were male.

There are 305 people in hospital, with 7 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.


There have been 1,519 PCR tests in the last 24 hours.

There have been 9,594 Rapid Antigen Tests reported 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.

71.3 percent of those eligible have now received a booster dose, bringing the total number of the eligible population with booster shots to 2,610,367.

Top Image: Staff at the Auckland Airport administering vaccines and booster shots. (File photo) Photo: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

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