Saturday April 2

There are 11,560 new cases of Covid-19 today and 23 people with the virus have died over the past five days.

Of these new cases, 521 are in Northland, 1,931 are in Auckland, 1,004 in Waikato, 650 in Bay of Plenty, 285 in the Lakes district, 588 in Hawke's Bay, 663 in MidCentral, 293 in Whanganui, 428 in Taranaki, 141 in Tairāwhiti, 97 in Wairarapa, 820 in Capital and Coast, 479 in Hutt Valley, 480 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,866 in Canterbury, 248 in South Canterbury, 995 in the Southern district and 71 in the West Coast.

The total number of active cases is 96,243

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

Since the pandemic began, there has been a total of 681,044 confirmed cases.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

23 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 378.

The deaths that the Ministry of Health are reporting today include people who have died over the past five 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 we are reporting today, one was from Northland, seven from the Auckland region, two from the Lakes district, two from MidCentral, seven from the Wellington region, one from Nelson Marlborough, one from Canterbury and two from Southern.

One person was in their 30s, two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, 13 in their 80s, and five were over 90.

Twelve were male and 11 were female.

There are 678 people in hospital, with 30 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 58. 


In the last 24 hours, 3,491 PCR tests have been administered and 23,499 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) have been recorded.

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. 


96.3 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 New Zealand's eligible population have had their booster shot.

Top image: Some people wearing masks on Wellington's Willis St. (File photo) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:

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