Covid-19: 13 deaths reported, 4006 new cases

Source: 1News

There are 4006 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has announced on Monday.

Rapid antigen test.

The numbers were reported in the last 24 hours.

There are 654 people in hospital with the virus, 48 more than Sunday.

Sixteen people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit, the same number as 24 hours ago.

The average age of those in hospital with Covid-19 is 63.

The seven-day rolling average of Covid hospitalisations is 660, down on 799 a week ago, and down on 675 24 hours ago.

Thirteen more people with the virus have died.

Of the 13 people who have died, one was aged under 10, one was in their 60s, three were in their 70s, two were in their 80s and six were aged over 90.

Seven were male and six were female.

Five were from the Auckland region, two each were from Waikato and Hawke's Bay, and one each were from Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Canterbury and the Southern District.

There are now a total of 1638 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor.

In the past seven days, there have been an average of 14 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to the virus.

The seven-day rolling average of cases is 5288, down from 6990 a week ago, and down on 5441 24 hours ago.

Monday's positive cases, detected through rapid antigen tests (RATs) and PCR tests, are located in Northland (120), Auckland (1475), Waikato (370), Bay of Plenty (179), Lakes (74), Hawke's Bay (112), Mid Central (122), Whanganui (44), Taranaki (95), Tairāwhiti (20), Wairarapa (49), Capital and Coast (232), Hutt Valley (128), Nelson Marlborough (131), (Canterbury (473), West Coast (30), South Canterbury (69) and Southern (281).

The location of two cases is unknown.

A total of 1972 PCR tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, while 7278 RAT results were reported.

The number of active community cases is 37,007. They were identified in the past seven days but have not yet been classified as recovered.

An additional 168 people with Covid-19 had recently travelled overseas and arrived back in New Zealand, the ministry said.

On Sunday, 3302 community cases were announced.