Friday April 22

There are 9,390 new cases of Covid-19 and 13 people with the virus have died over the past seven days. 

Of these, 399 are in Northland, 2,241 are in Auckland, 731 in Waikato, 340 in Bay of Plenty, 179 in the Lakes district, 316 in Hawke's Bay, 353 in MidCentral, 128 in Whanganui, 266 in Taranaki, 108 in Tairāwhiti, 117 in Wairarapa, 537 in Capital and Coast, 282 in Hutt Valley, 317 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,610 in Canterbury, 224 in South Canterbury, 1,116 in the Southern district, 121 in the West Coast and 5 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 57,138.

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, there has been 867,907 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Thirteen people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 646.

The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 11. 

Of the deaths being reported today, one person was from Northland, six from the Auckland region, one from Waikato, one from Lakes, one from Whanganui, one from the Wellington region and two from the Canterbury region.

One person was aged between 10 and 19, five in their 70s, six in their 80s and one person was over 90.

Four were male and nine were female.

There are 522 people in hospital, with 15 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.


The number of PCR tests administered in the last 24 hours is 2,707.

The number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) reported in the past 24 hours is 17,337.

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 walking in Wellington with masks and without. (File photo) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:

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