Monday April 23

There are 6,000 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 158 are in Northland, 2,053 are in Auckland, 463 in Waikato, 206 in Bay of Plenty, 77 in the Lakes district, 163 in Hawke's Bay, 196 in MidCentral, 85 in Whanganui, 179 in Taranaki, 27 in Tairāwhiti, 45 in Wairarapa, 444 in Capital and Coast, 181 in Hutt Valley, 230 in Nelson Marlborough, 878 in Canterbury, 90 in South Canterbury, 461 in the Southern district, 62 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 53,964.

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

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,712. Last Monday it was 7,702.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

9 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 1,064.

The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

There are 363 people in hospital, with 14 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.


2,197 PCR tests and 11,160 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) have been taken in the past 24 hours.

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.

70.7% of the eligible population have had a booster shot.

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