Covid-19: 6 deaths reported, 1653 new cases

By 1news.co.nz

There are 1653 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has announced on Monday.

A render of the Covid-19 virus. (file image)
A render of the Covid-19 virus. (file image) (Source: istock.com)

The numbers were reported over the last 24 hours.

There are 341 people in hospital with the virus.

Three people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit.

The average age of those in hospital is 60.

The seven-day rolling average of hospitalisations is 351, down on 472 a week ago.

Six more people with the virus have died.

Of the six people who have died, one was in their 60s, one was in their 70s, two were in their 80s and two were aged over 90.

Five were women and one was a man.

Four were from the Auckland region, one was from the Wellington region, and one was from the Southern District.

There are now a total of 1869 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor.

The seven-day rolling average of total deaths attributable to Covid-19 is now six.

The seven-day rolling average of community cases is 2425, down on 3655 a week ago.

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