MIL-OSI New Zealand: Update on COVID-19 cases — 28 April 2022

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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Update from the Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting 9,047 community cases, 484 hospitalisations and 13 deaths.

Today’s seven-day rolling average of case numbers is 7,705 — similar to last Thursday, when it was 7,935.

It is an ongoing reminder to remain vigilant. Please continue to follow public health advice to stay at home, away from school or work if you are feeling unwell.

Another way to protect you, your whānau and friends is to get vaccinated, if you are not already. It is free and available for everyone aged 5 and over.

Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and a booster — in addition to first and second doses — gives you greater immunity against Omicron and severe illness. There is a much lower risk of being hospitalised if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations.

So, if you or your whānau are due for a COVID-19 vaccination — whether it be a first or second dose or a booster — please, make an appointment today.

COVID-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 13 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today are for people who have died over the previous nine days, apart from two deaths on 4 April.

Delays to reporting can also be associated with people dying with COVID-19, rather than from COVID-19, and COVID being discovered only after they have died.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 723 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, 2 people were from the Auckland region, 3 from Bay of Plenty, 2 from Waikato, 1 from Taranaki, 1 from MidCentral, 1 from Hawke’s Bay, and 3 from Canterbury.

Two were in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, 1 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, and 5 were over 90.

Five were women and 8 were men.

Out of respect, we will be making no further comment.

Read the full update from the Ministry of Health | health.govt.nz (external link)

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