Covid-19 update: Total death toll rises above 200, with 20,087 new community cases reported today

By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

New Zealand’s total death toll of people with Covid-19 has now grown to more than 200, with 11 new deaths announced today, as well as 20,087 new community cases.Coronavirus COVID-19 medical micro model

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The new deaths bring the official total of people who have died with Covid-19 to 210.

The 11 deaths announced today include two from Northland, five from the Auckland region, one from Bay of Plenty and three from the Wellington region. One of these people was in their 30s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, four were in their 80s and four in their 90s. Six were men and five were women.

The seven-day rolling average of deaths is nine.

There are also 960 people in hospital with the coronavirus today, down from 1016 yesterday, but the number of people in ICU has grown from 25 yesterday to 31 today.

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The ministry said there were 4122 cases in Auckland, down slightly from yesterday’s 4291 cases. The case numbers in Canterbury have also dropped by 20 from 3488 yesterday to 3468 today.

The rest of today’s cases were in the Northland (727), Waikato (1726), Bay of Plenty (1290), Lakes (505), Hawke’s Bay (1,064), MidCentral (919), Whanganui (388), Taranaki (679), Tairāwhiti (339), Wairarapa (276), Capital and Coast (1259), Hutt Valley (720), Nelson Marlborough (584), Canterbury (3468), South Canterbury (319), Southern (1631), and West Coast (56) DHBs.

There were 20,907 new community cases of Covid-19 and a further 15 deaths yesterday.

The ministry said 34 cases were also identified at the border.

New Zealand has now recorded a total of 517,495 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There were 3972 booster doses given yesterday, as well as 194 first doses; 388 second doses; 29 third primary doses; 208 paediatric first doses and 4028 paediatric second doses.

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