By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.
The Ministry of Health is reporting 2365 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today.
In a statement, the ministry said there has also been two Covid-19 related deaths.
“Sadly, we are today reporting the death of a patient at Middlemore Hospital.”
A patient in their 70s at Auckland City Hospital also died following a diagnosis of Covid-19, the ministry said.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with both patients’ family and friends.”
There are 116 people in hospital today – One in Northland, 20 in North Shore, 34 in Middlemore, 47 in Auckland, one in Tauranga, 12 in Waikato and one in Tairāwhiti.
Yesterday New Zealand’s daily Covid-19 numbers surpassed the 2000 mark for the first time, with 2522 new community cases reported.
Yesterday also saw a record number of people with Covid-19 in hospital with most of the 100 people in hospital in Auckland and none in intensive care.
Wellington Hospital’s chief medical officer Dr John Tait today said that anyone who was at the protest outside Parliament who had Covid-19 symptoms should go home or contact their GP or community health service, rather than heading to hospital.
More to come…