Saturday June 4 

There are 6,291 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 178 are in Northland, 1,864 are in Auckland, 508 in Waikato, 193 in Bay of Plenty, 83 in the Lakes district, 195 in Hawke's Bay, 214 in MidCentral, 89 in Whanganui, 167 in Taranaki, 35 in Tairāwhiti, 45 in Wairarapa, 540 in Capital and Coast, 246 in Hutt Valley, 275 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,012 in Canterbury, 118 in South Canterbury, 461 in the Southern district, 67 in the West Coast and 1 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 47,866.

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

Today's seven-day rolling average is 6,841. Last Saturday it was 6,924.

The total number of confirmed cases to date is 1,185,957.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

11 people with Covid-19 have died. This brings the publicly reported total to date to 1,221. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, two from Auckland, one from Northland, one from Taranaki, one from Cantebury, and one from the Souther region.

Four were in their 70s, three in their 80s, and four were over 90.

3 were male and 8 were female.

There are 369 people in hospital, with 8 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 62.


4,155 PCR tests and 11,327 rapid antigen tests (RATs) have been taken in the past 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. 


96.3 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.

72.7 percent of the eligible population have had a booster shot.

Top image: Man standing outside Covid-19 testing station. (File image) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:


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