Saturday April 30

There are 7,043 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 200 are in Northland, 1,989 are in Auckland, 435 in Waikato, 266 in Bay of Plenty, 122 in the Lakes district, 191 in Hawke's Bay, 273 in MidCentral, 89 in Whanganui, 193 in Taranaki, 75 in Tairāwhiti, 70 in Wairarapa, 436 in Capital and Coast, 193 in Hutt Valley, 287 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,203 in Canterbury, 152 in South Canterbury, 782 in the Southern district, 85 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 51,892.

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

The seven-day rolling average of case numbers today is 7,415, down from last Saturday, when it was 8,475.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Seven people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 744.

Of the people who died, one was in their 60s, three in their 70s, two in their 80s, and one was over 90.

Three were women and four were men.

There are 468 people in hospital, with 15 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.


There were 3,626 PCR tests reported in the last 24 hours. 

There were 14,572 Rapid Antigen Tests reported 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, and 95.2 percent have had a second dose.

Top image: Health workers hand out Rapid Antigen Tests. Photo: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

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