24 Aug 2022

Covid-19 update: 3140 community cases, 373 hospitalisations

1:09 pm on 24 August 2022

There are 3140 new community cases of Covid-19 and 373 hospitalisations related to the virus to report today.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today was 3303 - last Wednesday it was 3975.

The seven-day rolling average of hospitalisations today is 436 - last Wednesday it was 541.

"There are now a total of 1845 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The seven-day rolling average increase in total deaths attributable to Covid-19 is now seven."

That total included another four deaths in the past 24 hours.

Yesterday, the ministry reported 3693 new community cases and 35 deaths of people with the virus.

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