Covid-19: 33 deaths reported, 7113 new cases

Source: 1News

There are 7113 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has announced on Tuesday.

A man takes a Covid test.

The numbers were reported over the last 24 hours.

738 people are in hospital with the virus, 21 less than Monday.

Fifteen people are in intensive care or a high dependency unit, one less than Monday.

The average age of those in hospital with Covid-19 is 65.

The seven-day rolling average of Covid hospitalisations is 787, up from 772 this time last week.

Thirty-three more people with the virus have died.

Of the 33 people whose deaths we are reporting today: four were from Auckland region, two were from Waikato, two were from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, five were from Hawke's Bay, one was from Taranaki, two were from MidCentral, two were from Nelson Marlborough, five were from Canterbury, three were from South Canterbury, six were from Southern.

Two were in their 60s, five were in their 70s, 12 were in their 80s and 14 were aged over 90.

Of these people, 15 were women and 18 were men.

The seven-day rolling average of deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19 is 22.

Tuesday's positive cases, detected through rapid antigen tests (RATs) and PCR tests, are located in Auckland (738), Bay of Plenty (320), Canterbury (968), Capital and Coast (467), Counties Manukau (689), Hawke's Bay (196), Hutt Valley (255), Lakes (131), MidCentral (262), Nelson Marlborough (203), Northland (197), South Canterbury (143), Southern (562), Tairāwhiti (57), Taranaki (208), Waikato (554), Wairarapa (84), Waitematā (905), the West Coast (53) and Whanganui (116).

The location of five new community cases is unknown.

There have been 275 new Covid-19 cases at the border in the last 24 hours.

The seven-day rolling average of cases is 6683.

A total of 3199 PCR tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, while 14,422 RAT test results were reported.

The number of active community cases is 46,755. They were identified in the past seven days but have not yet been classified as recovered.

On Monday there were 5312 new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand.