12 Dec 2022

Covid-19 update: 40,098 new cases, 35 deaths and 514 hospitalised over past week

1:36 pm on 12 December 2022
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There have been 40,098 new cases of Covid-19 and 35 deaths of people with the virus over the past week, the Ministry of Health says.

There were also a total of 514 people in hospital with the virus, including 14 in ICU.

Of the 35 deaths being reported today, one was from Northland, 12 were from the Auckland region, four were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from MidCentral, three were from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, six were from Canterbury and five were from Southern.

One was in their 40s, four were in their 50s, three were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, 15 were in their 80s and nine were aged over 90. Of these people, 15 were women and 20 were men.

Of the community cases, 11,142 are reinfections.

The seven day rolling average of cases is 5721.

On Wednesday, reported daily Covid-19 cases topped 7000 for the first time since July.

Last week the ministry reported 34,528 new cases of Covid-19 and 40 deaths of people with the virus over the previous week.

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