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Monday: 6242 new community cases, 11 deaths

Apr 18, 2022

Another 11 people have died from Covid-19, and 6242 more community cases have been detected, health authorities say.

The Ministry of Health said the seven-day rolling average of case numbers was on the decline, with today's seven-day rolling average at 7986 - last Monday it was 10,169.

There are 553 people are currently in hospital with the virus, including 23 in intensive care.

Yesterday, there were ten new deaths reported, and 5933 new community cases reported.

Air New Zealand said it has been flooded with calls from people interested in travelling as the borders open.

Many people want to check safety precautions and what documentation and other preparations they need to make for travelling under Orange restrictions, and the airline said it had brought in extra staff to cope with the demand.

A report released by the Cancer Control Agency has shown cancer diagnosis and treatments both fell during the pandemic, with Māori and Pacific peoples most affected.


  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,986
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 10,169
  • Number of new community cases: 6,242
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 136
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 6,106
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (295), Waitemata (526), Auckland (453), Counties Manukau (396), Waikato (463), Bay of Plenty (264), Lakes (105), Hawke’s Bay (187), MidCentral (269), Whanganui (94), Taranaki (223), Tairāwhiti (53), Wairarapa (69), Capital and Coast (425), Hutt Valley (226), Nelson Marlborough (178), Canterbury (1,066), South Canterbury (136), Southern (746), West Coast (63), Unknown (5).
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 41
  • Number of active community cases today (total): 55,869 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered) 
  • Confirmed cases (total): 828,906

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