Monday March 21

There are 14,463 new cases of Covid-19 today and 1000 people are in hospital with the virus. 

Of these, 422 are in Northland, 3,279 are in Auckland, 1,401 in Waikato, 893 in Bay of Plenty, 457 in Lakes, 796 in Hawke's Bay, 657 in MidCentral, 209 in Whanganui, 473 in Taranaki, 259 in Tairāwhiti, 222 in Wairarapa, 951 in Capital and Coast, 583 in Hutt Valley, 404 in Nelson Marlborough, 2,267 in Canterbury, 191 in South Canterbury, 950 in Southern, 39 in West Coast, and 10 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases to 119,860.

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

Nine people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 184.

Of these nine people who have died, five are from Auckland region, two from Waikato, one from Wairarapa and one from Bay of Plenty.

One of these people was in their 20s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, two in their eighties and four in their nineties. Five were men and four were women.

The Ministry of Health reports on deaths of all people who die within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

There are 1000 people in hospital, with 33 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.


29,618 Rapid Antigen Tests were reported in the past 24 hours, and 1,520 PCR tests were processed.

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 percent have had a second dose.

72.7 percent of eligible New Zealanders have gotten their booster.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest. 

Top image: Young woman holding self testing self-administrated swab and medical tube for Covid-19. Photo: Fiona Stefanamer/iStock

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