Sunday May 29

There are 4,841 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 157 are in Northland, 1,582 are in Auckland, 342 in Waikato, 124 in Bay of Plenty, 80 in the Lakes district, 130 in Hawke's Bay, 156 in MidCentral, 37 in Whanganui, 128 in Taranaki, 25 in Tairāwhiti, 49 in Wairarapa, 405 in Capital and Coast, 173 in Hutt Valley, 208 in Nelson Marlborough, 771 in Canterbury, 105 in South Canterbury, 300 in the Southern district, 67 in the West Coast and 2 in unknown locations.

The total number of active cases is 48,310.

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 today is 6,904, down from 7,863 last Sunday.

Hospitalisations and Covid-19 related deaths

Nine people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 1,149.

There are 383 people in hospital, with nine of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.


2,133 PCR tests and 8,999 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.

Top image: Covid Tracer QR code on window in New Zealand. Photo: Michael Madden-Smith/Re:.

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