COVID-19: 11,739 new community cases, 66 virus-related deaths, 247 people in hospital, six in ICU

  • 15/05/2023

There are 11,739 new community cases of COVID-19 and a further 66 virus-related deaths over the past week, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

The Health Ministry gave the update - which covers the seven-day period from Monday, May 8 to Sunday, May 14 - on Monday.

Of the deaths reported, one was in their 20s, two were in their 50s, eight were in their 60s, 20 were in their 70s, 21 were in their 80s and 14 were aged over 90. Of these people, 40 were women and 26 were men.

The Ministry of Health said as of midnight on Sunday, 247 people are in hospital with the virus, six of whom are in intensive care.

Overall, New Zealand has reported over 2.3 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Last week the Health Ministry reported 12,277 new community cases, 50 virus-related deaths, 249 people in hospital, and 12 in ICU.