Monday April 25

There are 5,690 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 174 are in Northland, 1,467 are in Auckland, 361 in Waikato, 199 in Bay of Plenty, 95 in the Lakes district, 199 in Hawke's Bay, 234 in MidCentral, 75 in Whanganui, 139 in Taranaki, 56 in Tairāwhiti, 55 in Wairarapa, 348 in Capital and Coast, 148 in Hutt Valley, 177 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,013 in Canterbury, 112 in South Canterbury, 766 in the Southern district, 70 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 58,458.

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

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Ten people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 683.

A previously reported case of the death of a 9-year-old has been assessed and Covid-19 is no longer considered a factor. This death have been removed from the tally. 

Of the people who have died, one was from the Auckland region; one from Counties Manukau; two from Waikato; one from Hawkes Bay; one from MidCentral; one from Whanganui; one from the Wairarapa; one from Canterbury; and one from Southern.

One person was in their 40s; one was in their 60s; two were in their 70s; five were in their 80s and one person was over 90.

There are 514 people in hospital, with 18 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 61.


There were 1,312 PCR tests carried out in the last 24 hours.

There were 9,991 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) carried out 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, 95.2 percent have had a second dose and 71.1 percent of eligible people have received their booster.

Top image: An employee performs a rapid antigen test at a testing station in a pharmacy. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/Getty Images

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