Tuesday May 10

There are 9,173 new cases of Covid-19 today, 14 people with the virus have died and there are 385 people in hospital.

Of these cases there are 265 in Northland, 2,945 in Auckland, 625 in Waikato, 254 in Bay of Plenty, 175 in Lakes, 274 in Hawke’s Bay, 348 in MidCentral, 97 in Whanganui, 255 in Taranaki, 75 in Tairāwhiti, 105 in Wairarapa, 600 in Capital and Coast, 264 in Hutt Valley, 339 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,397 in Canterbury, 164 in South Canterbury, 889 in Southern, 98 in West Coast, 4 in unknown locations. 

There are currently 55,475 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.

Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,927 – last Monday, it was 7,943.

New Zealand has now reached a total of 1,001,898 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began in 2020. In May last year, there were only 2,288 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

14 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 876 

Of the 14 deaths, one person was from Northland, two were from Auckland, one from Waikato, one from MidCentral, one from Hawke’s Bay, one from the Wellington region, six from Canterbury and one from Southern.

Six were in their 70s; three in their 80s and five were aged over 90.

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

There are 385 people in hospital, with 13 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 59.


96.4 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. 70.8 percent of the eligible population have had a booster dose.


The number of PCR tests taken over the past 24 hours is 4,199 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 18,636.

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 worker dressed in PPE gets ready for the next vehicle at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga drive through vaccination centre on October 08, 2021 in Hastings. (Source: Getty Images)

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