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Monday: Nine further deaths and 10,205 new community cases

Apr 04, 2022

There are 10,205 new community cases of Covid-19 and nine further deaths to report today.

There are now 734 people in hospital, including 25 in ICU or HDU.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the seven-day rolling average of case numbers continuing to decline. Today's seven-day rolling average is 13,218, while the seven-day rolling average of cases last Monday was 16,102.

The nine deaths reported today include people who had died over the past three days.

Of the deaths reported, one person was from the Auckland region, three were from Waikato, two were from Lakes, two were from the Wellington region and one person was from the Southern region.

One person was in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, two in their 80s, and four were over-90, the ministry said. Five were men and four were women.

The location of today's community cases is: Northland (407), Auckland (1,835), Waikato (878), Bay of Plenty (571), Lakes (267), Hawke's Bay (454), MidCentral (531), Whanganui (249), Taranaki (357), Tairāwhiti (125), Wairarapa (92), Capital and Coast (745), Hutt Valley (390), Nelson Marlborough (398), Canterbury (1,664), South Canterbury (207), Southern (958) and the West Coast (76).

The location of one of today's cases is unknown.

There were also 33 cases identified at the border.

Yesterday, there were 18 new deaths and 8810 community cases reported.

On vaccinations, there were 866 booster doses given yesterday, as well as 22 first doses; 65 second doses; one third primary dose; 95 paediatric first doses and 1477 paediatric second doses.

Meanwhile, today's post-Cabinet media conference is expected to include Cabinet's decision on which, if any, regions can move to the orange setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

At 11.59pm, the requirement for the use of vaccine passes on some venues and businesses will lift.

"As restrictions around the pass ease, it is important for people to continue to follow public health advice to stay at home, away from school or work if you're feeling unwell. Another way to protect you and your whānau is to get vaccinated if you haven't already done so," the ministry said.

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