Another 10 more people with Covid-19 have died, including a person under the age of 19, bringing New Zealand’s pandemic death toll up to 466.
Today’s deaths include people who died across the past 15 days. The seven day rolling average of reported deaths is 16.
Of the people whose deaths are being reported today, two people were from the Auckland region, one from Waikato, two from the Lakes DHB area, three from the Wellington region and two from Canterbury. One was aged between 10 and 19, two in their 40s, three in their 70s, three in their 80s, and one over 90. Five were female and five were male.
There are now 626 people in hospital, with 17 in intensive care.
Another 9,906 community cases have been confirmed. “Case numbers are continuing to decline, along with the seven-day rolling average. Today’s seven-day average is 11,281, while last Friday it was 14,171,” said the Ministry of Health in its daily statement.
“Vaccination remains our best defence against Covid-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whanau and their friends from the virus.”