Thursday June 2

There are 7,870 new cases of Covid-19 today, 13 people with the virus have died and there are 393 people in hospital.

Of these cases there are 197 in Northland, 2,456 in Auckland, 615 in Waikato, 237 in Bay of Plenty, 107 in Lakes, 232 in Hawke’s Bay, 296 in MidCentral, 95 in Whanganui, 204 in Taranaki, 49 in Tairāwhiti, 59 in Wairarapa, 680 in Capital and Coast, 247 in Hutt Valley, 332 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,225 in Canterbury, 132 in South Canterbury, 617 in Southern, 86 in West Coast, and 4 in unknown locations.

There are currently 48,544 active cases in the community. 

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 community case numbers today is 6,937 – last Thursday, it was 7,095. 

Since the pandemic started, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 1,173,383.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Thirteen people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly-reported total to date to 1,197.  

Of the people whose deaths are being reporting today, four were from the Auckland region, four were from Canterbury, two from Southern, and one each from Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Hutt Valley, and Capital and Coast.

One was in their 70s, four were in their 60s, five were in their 80s and three were over 90.

Of these people, six were female and seven were male.

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

There are 393 people in hospital, with 8 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.


96.3% of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 95.2% have had a second dose.

72.7% of eligible people have had their booster shot.


The number of PCR tests taken over the past 24 hours is 3,742 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 14,405.

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. 

Top image: A woman is being vaccinated by a health worker. (Source: Getty Images)

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