Covid-19 update: 9606 community cases mark the move to weekly reporting



There have been 9,606 cases of Covid-19 reported in the community in the past week, and the seven-day rolling average of the number of cases is 1,369.

At midnight on Sunday, September 19, 175 people were in hospital.

In addition, the Ministry of Health reported 74 deaths and 1108 reinfections in the past week.

“Of the 74 people whose deaths we report today: four were from Northland, 20 were from the Auckland area, five were from Waikato, six were from Bay of Plenty, one was from Tairawhiti, two were from Hawke’s Bay, four were from Taranaki , six were from MidCentral, four were from Whanganui, two were from the Wellington area, three were from Nelson Marlborough, 15 were from Canterbury, two were from South.

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“Three were in their twenties, two were in their thirties, one was in their forties, three were in their fifties, ten were in their sixties, sixteen were in their seventies, 25 were in their eighties and fourteen were over 90 years old. these people, 33 were women and 41 were men.”

Today is the first update on the number of cases and deaths since daily updates were scrapped in favor of weekly updates.

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The move was one of several changes made when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the end of the Covid-19 protection framework – otherwise known as the traffic light system – last week.

In the last daily update on Tuesday, September 13, 1941, new cases were announced and 241 people were hospitalized, including three in the ICU.

The seven-day moving average of the number of joint cases that day was 1468, compared to 1719 a week earlier.

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The numbers released that day also showed a drop in the seven-day moving average of hospital admissions, which stood at 236, compared to 267 the week before.

As of the last update, 1962 deaths had been confirmed as attributable to Covid-19.


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