The daily number of deaths from Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today has risen to 67 – including six people in their 20s – but the health ministry says this is due to a “recent data reconciliation process”.
In a statement, the ministry said that among the 67 dead are those who died between May 12 and July 30, and just 25 in the past week.
The 67 people who died from Covid-19 were six in their twenties, three in their thirties, five in their forties, four in their fifties, six in their sixties, ten in their seventies and 22 in their eighties. and 11 older than 90 years.
Twenty-seven were women and 40 were men.
Nine were from Northland, 16 were from the Auckland area, seven were from Waikato, two were from Bay of Plenty, two were from Lakes, one was from Hawke’s Bay, four were from Taranaki, six were from MidCentral, three were from the region Wellington, eight came from Canterbury, one came from the west coast, seven came from the south.
The total toll of those whose deaths can be attributed to the virus was not updated yesterday from 1479. The ministry said the average increase in the number of deaths per day from the coronavrius over the past week is now 18.
Community cases of Covid-19 and hospitalizations with the virus fell again today, with 6232 new cases and 769 people hospitalized, from 799 yesterday, with 18 in ICU.
There were 7,605 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and a further 41 deaths from the virus were reported yesterday.
The seven-day moving average for community affairs now stands at 7405, compared to 8703 this time last week.
The ministry said 243 new cases have recently traveled abroad.
New Zealand now has a total of 1,599,202 confirmed cases of Covid-19.