Thursday May 12

There are 9,392 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 243 are in Northland, 3,388 are in Auckland, 664 in Waikato, 261 in Bay of Plenty, 144 in the Lakes district, 269 in Hawke's Bay, 289 in MidCentral, 89 in Whanganui, 232 in Taranaki, 84 in Tairāwhiti, 96 in Wairarapa, 635 in Capital and Coast, 213 in Hutt Valley, 272 in Nelson Marlborough, 1,364 in Canterbury, 138 in South Canterbury, 920 in the Southern district, 83 in the West Coast and 8 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 52,722.

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 publicly reported total to date to 911.

The deaths reported today include 8 people who died over the past two days and one person who died on May 5.

the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, four were from Auckland and five were from Canterbury.

One person was their 70s, two in their 80s and six were aged over 90.

Of these people, four were women and five were men.

There are 398 people in hospital, with 7 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.




In the last 24 hours, there have been 4,458 administered PCR tests and 16,349 reported Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). 

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. 


96.4 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.

Top image: A person walking in Wellington while wearing a mask. (File photo) Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:

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