Covid-19 numbers: 5656 new cases, six new deaths, 466 in hospital

A young man in Christchurch takes a Rapid Antigen Test.

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A younger man in Christchurch takes a Speedy Antigen Check.

There are 5656 new neighborhood circumstances of Covid-19 in the neighborhood.

The Ministry of Well being stated in its every day 1pm replace on Sunday that there have been 466 in hospital, together with 16 in ICU.

It reported six deaths. The ministry additionally reported the primary case of the BA.4 variant of Omicron in a current arrival, however stated there was no proof this variant was any extra transmissible than others.

On Saturday there have been 7043 new neighborhood circumstances, with officers reporting an extra seven deaths. It took the overall variety of publicly reported deaths to 744 in New Zealand’s Covid-19 outbreak.

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There have been 468 individuals in hospital with the virus on Saturday – 15 of whom had been in an intensive care or excessive dependency unit. The seven deaths reported occurred within the earlier three days, the ministry stated.

Of those that died, two had been from Canterbury, and one every was from Northland, Auckland, Waikato, MidCentral and Southern.

One was of their 60s, three of their 70s, two of their 80s and one was over 90. Three had been girls and 4 males.

Within the 1pm updates, the Ministry of Well being releases a complete quantity of people that have died “with Covid” in a specific time interval. That does not essentially imply the virus killed these individuals, it simply means they examined constructive inside 28 days of their dying or instantly after.

The ministry later offers additional info on the reason for these deaths on its web site. You possibly can learn an evidence of how this works right here.

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