Wednesday May 11

There are 7,970 new cases of Covid-19 today, 28 people with the virus have died and there are 381 people in hospital.

Of these cases there are 252 in Northland, 2,633 in Auckland, 594 in Waikato, 254 in Bay of Plenty, 151 in Lakes, 256 in Hawke’s Bay, 261 in MidCentral, 95 in Whanganui, 209 in Taranaki, 75 in Tairāwhiti, 87 in Wairarapa, 498 in Capital and Coast, 190 in Hutt Valley, 282 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,172 in Canterbury, 152 in South Canterbury, 744 in Southern, 62 in West Coast, 3 in unknown locations. 

There are currently 51,929 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 7,420 – last Wednesday it was 7,746.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

28 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to date to 902 

Of the 28 deaths, two people were from Northland, five were from Auckland, three from Waikato, three from Bay of Plenty, two from Whanganui, three from the Wellington region, four from the Canterbury region and six from Southern.

One was in their 40s; one in their 50s' two were in their 60s; eight in their 70s; 11 in their 80s and five were aged over 90.

The 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

There are 381 people in hospital, with 10 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.


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 3,928 and the number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) that have been reported in the past 24 hours is 17,397.

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: People receive their COVID jab at the Cook Island drive through vaccination event on September 23, 2021 in Auckland (Source: Getty Images)

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