Wednesday April 27

There are 9,830 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 295 are in Northland, 2,442 are in Auckland, 647 in Waikato, 335 in Bay of Plenty, 203 in the Lakes district, 337 in Hawke's Bay, 349 in MidCentral, 126 in Whanganui, 264 in Taranaki, 110 in Tairāwhiti, 118 in Wairarapa, 628 in Capital and Coast, 290 in Hutt Valley, 350 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,718 in Canterbury, 222 in South Canterbury, 1,281 in the Southern district, 109 in the West Coast and 6 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 55,169.

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 7,884. Last Wednesday it was 7,834.

The total number of confirmed cases to date is 903,451.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

23 people with Covid-19 have died over the past six days apart from one death on 3 April. This brings the publicly reported total to date to 710. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, four from Bay of Plenty, three from Waikato, two from Taranaki, two from MidCentral, two from Hawke's Bay, one from Hutt Valley, one from Capital and Coast, five from the Canterbury region, and one from South Canterbury.

One person was in their 40s, two were in their 60s, seven in their 70s, and six were over 90.

16 were male and 7 were female.

There are 473 people in hospital, with 17 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.

The number of Covid-19 related hospital admissions has dropped and is the lowest since March 2.


2,388 PCR tests and 19,024 rapid antigen tests (RATs) have been taken in the past 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.

71.1 percent of the eligible population have had a booster shot.

Top image: Young businesswoman in the city using a phone. (File photo) Photo: iStock

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