Thursday April 28

There are 9,047 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 276 are in Northland, 2,519 are in Auckland, 550 in Waikato, 335 in Bay of Plenty, 129 in the Lakes district, 281 in Hawke's Bay, 344 in MidCentral, 108 in Whanganui, 215 in Taranaki, 137 in Tairāwhiti, 95 in Wairarapa, 589 in Capital and Coast, 236 in Hutt Valley, 358 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,505 in Canterbury, 185 in South Canterbury, 1,065 in the Southern district, 113 in the West Coast and 7 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 53,917.

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 7,705. Last Thursday it was 7,935.

The total number of confirmed cases to date is 912,490.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

13 people with Covid-19 have died over the past nine days apart from two deaths on April 4. This brings the publicly reported total to date to 723. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, two from Auckland, three from Bay of Plenty, two from Waikato, one from Taranaki, one from MidCentral, one from Hawke's Bay, and three from Canterbury.

Two were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, one in their 70s, and five were over 90.

8 were male and 5 were female.

There are 484 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.


3,412 PCR tests and 17,483 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 percent of the eligible population have had a booster shot.

Top image: Health workers seen at Pages Rd Marae COVID-19 testing station in Christchurch. (File photo) Source: Getty Images

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