Covid-19: Child among 54 deaths, 9809 cases in last week

Source: 1News

There have been 9809 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand in the last week, the Ministry of Health has announced.

A man takes a Covid test.

The numbers cover the week from Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25.

As at midnight yesterday, there are 166 people in hospital with the virus.

Eight people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit, as at midnight yesterday.

Fifty-four more people with the virus have died.

Of the 54 people who have died, one was less than 10 years old, one was in their 30s, two were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, seven were in their 60s, 11 were in their 70s, 16 were in their 80s and 14 were aged over 90.

Thirty were men and 24 were women.

Twelve were from the Auckland region, nine were from Canterbury, six were from the Southern District, five were from Waikato, four were from the MidCentral District, three each were from Bay of Plenty, the Wellington region and South Canterbury, two each were from the Lakes District, Hawke's Bay and Nelson Marlborough, and one each were from Tairāwhiti and Taranaki.

There are now a total of 2030 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor.

The seven-day rolling average of cases is 1398. The seven-day rolling average of rapid antigen tests (RATs) uploaded is 4829.

Last week's positive cases, detected through RATs and PCR tests, are located in Northland (469), Auckland (3778), Waikato (964), Bay of Plenty (406), Lakes (184), Hawke's Bay (192), MidCentral (400), Whanganui (99), Taranaki (187), Tairāwhiti (113), Wairarapa (56), Capital and Coast (699), Hutt Valley (311), Nelson Marlborough (280), Canterbury (1019), West Coast (90), South Canterbury (85) and Southern (463).

The location of nine cases is unknown.

Five cases were recorded at the border.