Tuesday April 5

There are 14,120 new cases of Covid-19 today and 23 people with the virus have died over the past nine days.

Of these, 713 are in Northland, 2,351 are in Auckland, 1,217 in Waikato, 742 in Bay of Plenty, 365 in the Lakes district, 693 in Hawke's Bay, 773 in MidCentral, 337 in Whanganui, 556 in Taranaki, 178 in Tairāwhiti, 128 in Wairarapa, 902 in Capital and Coast, 489 in Hutt Valley, 577 in Nelson Marlborough, 2,225 in Canterbury, 279 in South Canterbury, 1,456 in the Southern district, 127 in the West Coast and 12 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 89,477.

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

Since the pandemic started, the total of confirmed Covid-19 cases is  716,151.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

23 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 428.

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

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 18.

Of the people whose deaths have been reported today, eight people were from the Auckland region, six from Waikato, two from Bay of Plenty, two from Lakes, one from Whanganui, two from the Wellington region, one from Canterbury and one from Southern.

One person was in their 40s, five in their 60s, two in their 70s, eight in their 80s, and seven were over 90.

Ten were women and thirteen were men.

There are 692 people in hospital, with 30 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 58.


The number of PCR tests taken over the past 24 hours is 5,967 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 23,363.

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, and 95.1 percent have had a second dose.

72.7 percent of eligible people have had their booster shot.

Top image: A person wearing a mask in Wellington Central. (File photo) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re: 

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