11 Sep 2022

Covid-19 update: Cases drop below 1000 for first time in six months

2:09 pm on 11 September 2022
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Covid-19 cases have dropped below 1000 for the first time since mid February.

Ministry of Health reported 981 new cases today. The last time Aotearoa had fewer than 1000 cases was on 15 February, when 744 daily cases were reported.

Of the 981 new cases, 92 were reinfections and 30 were reinfections within 90 days.

Case numbers have been steadily declining in recent weeks, with Ministry of Health saying last week the latest evidence showed "real and sustained evidence of Covid-19 declining in our community."

There were six deaths of people with Covid-19 today - one was in their 70s and five were in their 80s. Four were women and two were men. Three were from Auckland region, one was from Hawke's Bay, one was from Nelson Marlborough, one was from Canterbury.

The number of deaths attributed to the virus remains unchanged at 1950.

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