Tuesday June 7

The Ministry of Health is reporting 10,191 community cases in the past two days.

Of these, 248 are in Northland, 2,997 are in Auckland, 747 in Waikato, 343 in Bay of Plenty, 152 in the Lakes district, 266 in Hawke's Bay, 367 in MidCentral, 147 in Whanganui, 257 in Taranaki, 51 in Tairāwhiti, 80 in Wairarapa, 990 in Capital and Coast, 399 in Hutt Valley, 401 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,704 in Canterbury, 144 in South Canterbury, 770 in the Southern district, 126 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is  43,398 .

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

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

There have been 14 deaths of people with Covid-19 over the past two days, seven recorded yesterday and seven today. This brings the total number of deaths to 1,243.

Of the deaths recorded over the last two days, one was from Northland; two were from the Auckland region; one was from Waikato; one was from Taranaki; five were from Canterbury and four were from the Southern region. 

Two people were in their 50s, one in their 60s, four in their 70s, five in their 80s and two were aged over 90.

Of these people, six were women and eight were men.

There are 371 people in hospital, with 9 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 62 .

Testing and vaccinations

The total number of PCR tests done in the last 24 hours was 2,059 and 10,442 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) were reported.

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

Top image: Young businesswoman wearing mask sanitizing office desk during COVID-19 Photo: Getty Images

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