20 Apr 2022

Covid-19 update: 547 people in hospital, 14 in ICU

5:06 pm on 20 April 2022

There are 11,217 Covid-19 community cases and 13 deaths, the Ministry of Health says.

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The ministry put out the numbers later in the day than usual due to an IT network issue.

There are 547 people in hospital and 14 in ICU.

It says the seven-day rolling average of cases today is 7834 - last Wednesday it was 9288; the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of today's reported deaths, one person was in their 40s; two in their 50s; four in their 60s; three in their 80s; and three in their 90s or older. Five were female and eight were male.

Today, there are cases in hospital in Northland (41), Waitematā (92), Counties Manukau (82), Auckland (83), Waikato (38), Bay of Plenty (22), Lakes (seven), Hawke's Bay (17), Taranaki (nine), Whanganui (four), MidCentral (12), Wairarapa (four), Hutt Valley (18), Capital and Coast (15), Nelson Marlborough (nine), Canterbury (49), South Canterbury (four), West Coast (one) and Southern (40).

Five deaths and 8270 new community cases were reported yesterday, and the seven-day rolling average continued to decline, sitting at 7585.

There were 53,066 active community cases around the country yesterday and the overall Covid-19 death toll since the start of the pandemic was 602.

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