COVID-19: Seventeen deaths, 362 people in hospital, 5630 new community cases

  • 21/06/2022
Here is the latest.
Here is the latest. Photo credit: Getty Images

There are 5630 new community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

Another 17 COVID-19 deaths were reported, taking New Zealand's virus death toll to 1432.  

"Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; nine were from the Auckland region, one from Waikato, one from the Bay of Plenty, two from Taranaki, one from Hawke’s Bay, one from MidCentral, one from Canterbury and one from Southern," the Ministry of Health said. 

"One person was in 50s, two were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, eight were in their 80s and two were aged over 90. One was a child aged under 10. Of these people, ten were male and seven were female.

"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 Health Ministry said 362 people remained in hospital with the virus, four of whom were in intensive care.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers has decreased to 4878 – last Tuesday it was 5983.

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