COVID-19: Nine deaths, 391 people in hospital, 4024 new community cases

  • 20/06/2022
Here is the latest.
Here is the latest.

There are 4024 new community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand on Monday, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

Another nine COVID-19 deaths were reported, taking New Zealand's virus death toll to 1415.  

"Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two were from the Auckland region, two from the Bay of Plenty, two from Wellington, two from Canterbury and one from South Canterbury," the Ministry of Health said. 

"One person was in their 40s, one was in their 60s, one was in their 70s, four were in their 80s and two were aged over 90. Of these people, six were women and three were men.

"This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths."

The MoH said 391 people remained in hospital with the virus, three of whom were in intensive care.

Monday's 4024 new cases were the first time in six days infections have increased. 

Overall, New Zealand has reported just over 1.27 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.