Sunday April 3

There are 8,810 new cases of Covid-19 today.

The seven-day rolling average of case numbers is continuing to decline, with today being 13,543, down from last Sunday when it was at 16,325.

The Ministry of Health says while it is encouraging to continue to see case numbers and the seven-daily rolling average of cases drop, "it’s not unexpected as we generally see lower testing and reporting over weekends. It’s also an important reminder to remain vigilant."

The total number of active cases is 94,780.

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

From 11.59pm tomorrow night, My Vaccine Pass is no longer required.

Businesses can still use the system if they would like to.

The Ministry of Health is reminding people that as pass restrictions ease, it's important to continue to follow public health advice to stay home if you're feeling unwell, and get vaccinated if you haven't already.

Covid-19 related deaths

The Ministry of Health is reporting 18 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 396.

The deaths reported today include people who have died over the last five days. "Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with Covid-19, rather than from Covid-19, and Covid being discovered only after they have died," the Ministry of Health says.

Two were from Northland, seven from the Auckland region, three from Waikato, one from Whanganui, one from Hawke’s Bay, one from the Wellington region, two from Canterbury, and one from Southern.

One person was in their 30s, three in their 60s, eight in their 70s, three in their 80s, and three were over-90.

The Ministry of Health says out of respect they will not be making further comment.


There are 690 people in hospital, with 26 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.


96.3 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 95.1 percent have had a second dose, and 72.7 percent have had a booster.

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