Monday April 4

There are 10,205 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 407 are in Northland, 1,835 are in Auckland, 878 in Waikato, 571 in Bay of Plenty, 267 in the Lakes district, 454 in Hawke's Bay, 531 in MidCentral, 249 in Whanganui, 357 in Taranaki, 125 in Tairāwhiti, 92 in Wairarapa, 745 in Capital and Coast, 390 in Hutt Valley, 398 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,664 in Canterbury, 207 in South Canterbury, 958 in the Southern district, 76 in the West Coast and 1 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 92,505.

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

From 11:59pm tonight, there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass.

Businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Nine people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 405.

The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past 3 days.

Of the nine deaths reported today, one person was from the Auckland region, three from Waikato, two from Lakes, two from the Wellington region, and one from Southern.

There are 734 people in hospital, with 25 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.


The number of PCR tests processed in the last 24 hours is 1,634. 

The number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) processed in the last 24 hours is 18,818.

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. 


96.3 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 shot.

Top image: My Vaccine Pass sign on door. Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re: News

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