3 Oct 2022

Covid-19 update: 9975 new cases, 33 virus-related deaths and 111 in hospital in last week

1:23 pm on 3 October 2022
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There have been 9975 new cases of Covid-19 in the country in the last week, the Ministry of Health is reporting.

As of midnight yesterday, there were 111 people in hospital with the virus, including seven in intensive care.

On its website, the ministry was also reporting 33 new deaths over the past week that have been linked to Covid

Of the deaths being reported, 13 were from the Auckland region, two were from Waikato, two were from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Hawke's Bay, two were from Taranaki, two were from MidCentral, one was from Wellington region, six were from Canterbury, one was from South Canterbury, two were from Southern.

Two were in their 40s, three were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, 15 were in their 80s and eight were aged over 90. Of these people, 11 were women and 22 were men.

The seven-day rolling average of community cases has increased to 1422.

While the seven day rolling average of attributable deaths has decreased to one. Of today's cases, 1098 were reinfections.

In last week's update, the ministry reported 9809 new community cases of Covid-19 and 54 virus-related deaths.

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