26 Feb 2024

Covid-19 update: 6084 new cases, 20 deaths

2:30 pm on 26 February 2024
hands introducing nasal swab of covid antigen test into liquid in foreground

Of the new cases, more than half are reinfections. Photo: 123rf.com

The number of Covid-19 cases reported in the past week is down slightly compared to the week before.

There were 6084 cases in the week to midnight on Sunday, compared to 6312 in the week to 19 February.

Twenty deaths were attributed to the virus in the past week.

Of the new cases, 3935 were reinfections.

Canterbury was the region with the most reported cases, with 804, followed by Waitematā with 757 and Counties Manukau with 620.

There were 205 people in hospital with Covid as of midnight Sunday.

The number of cases in intensive care units was not available on the Te Whatu Ora website.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases was 868, down from 901 the week before.

ESR data last week showed the level of the virus in wastewater had risen for three weeks in a row.

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