Covid-19: 9629 community cases; 24 deaths

Four of the 24 deaths reported today are from the Bay of Plenty. Photo: MOH.

Today, the Ministry of Health is reporting 9629 community cases and 493 current hospitalisations.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 7246

"We are sadly reporting the deaths of 24 people with Covid-19. These deaths occurred in the period since April 14."

The Ministry says the rise in Covid-19 cases today is not unexpected as New Zealand moves towards the winter peak for respiratory illness, including Covid-19.

"In addition, it is not unusual for reported cases to rise following a weekend.

"It is encouraging that people are uploading their test results in My Covid Record, and the Ministry of Health and Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand would like to remind people to continue to do this.

"This is also a timely reminder for those eligible to get their booster vaccinations, and for those not yet fully immunised to start and/or complete their Covid-19 vaccination course. People should also get an influenza vaccination if they are not yet immunised."

People are also reminded to stay home if they are unwell, regardless of their Covid-19 test result.

"Staying home when unwell is one of the most important public health measures to prevent transmission of all respiratory illnesses."

Covid-19 hospitalisations

  • Covid-19 Cases in hospital: total number 493: Northland: 8; Waitematā: 101; Counties Manukau: 34; Auckland: 53; Waikato: 53; Bay of Plenty: 29; Lakes: 9; Hawke’s Bay: 16; MidCentral: 14; Whanganui: 7; Taranaki: 12; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 7; Capital and Coast: 37; Hutt Valley: 6; Nelson Marlborough: 10; Canterbury: 59; South Canterbury: 7; West Coast: 1; Southern: 28.
  • Weekly Covid-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 436 (This time last week 338)
  • Average age of current Covid-19 hospitalisations: 65
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 11
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (34 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (53 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (263 cases).

*These are new hospital admissions in the past 7 days prior to yesterday who had COVID at the time of admission or while in hospital, excluding hospitalisations that were admitted and discharged within 24hrs. This data is from Districts with tertiary hospitals: Auckland, Canterbury, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast, Waitemata and Northland.

Covid-19 vaccinations administered

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,625 first doses; 3,981,076 second doses; 33,106 third primary doses; 2,722,956 booster doses: 264,438 paediatric first doses and 135,207 paediatric second doses  
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 28 first doses; 55 second doses; 26 third primary doses; 8,550 booster doses; 38 paediatric first doses and 232 paediatric second doses  
  • More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry website.


  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 3,529
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 15,779
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,199
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 30 June 2022): 1,5 million

Covid-19 cases

  • Total number of new community cases: 9,629
  • Number of new cases that have recently travelled overseas: 187
  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,246
  • Seven day rolling average of community cases (as at same day last week): 5,480
  • Number of active cases (total): 50,698 (cases identified in the past seven days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,366,853
  • New cases by District and other more detailed case information.

Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a District or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.

Covid-19 deaths

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1,591 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: five were from Auckland region, three were from Waikato, four from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Hawke’s Bay, one was from MidCentral, four were from Wellington region, four were from Canterbury, and one was from Southern.

Three were in their 40s, five were in their seventies, seven were in their 80s, and nine were aged over 90. Of these people, 14 were women and ten were men.

"This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these."

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