Sunday June 5

There are 4,400 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 104 are in Northland, 1,325 are in Auckland, 352 in Waikato, 131 in Bay of Plenty, 59 in the Lakes district, 132 in Hawke's Bay, 146 in MidCentral, 54 in Whanganui, 104 in Taranaki, 19 in Tairāwhiti, 38 in Wairarapa, 429 in Capital and Coast, 185 in Hutt Valley, 161 in Nelson Marlborough, 676 in Canterbury, 73 in South Canterbury, 367 in the Southern district, 43 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is  47,435 .

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 6,779. Last Sunday it was 6,904.

The total number of confirmed cases to date is 1,190,406.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

8 people with Covid-19 have died. This brings the publicly reported total to date to 1,229. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, two from Auckland, two from Hawke's Bay, one from Taranaki, two from Cantebury, and one from Nelson Marlborough.

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

2 were male and 6 were female.

There are 371 people in hospital, with 6 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 62.


2,522 PCR tests and 7,682 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: Young businesswoman using phone in the bus wearing protective face mask while commuting in the city. File Photo: iStock


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