In New Zealand, ten new deaths from Covid-19. Over the past 24 hours, 5,933 new cases have been registered in the country. / Video: NZ Herald

In New Zealand, ten new deaths from Covid-19.

Over the past 24 hours, 5,933 new cases have been registered in the country.

There are 537 people in the hospital with Covid, 20 of them in intensive care.

The latest figures mean that the seven-day moving average number of cases continues to decline, with today’s seven-day moving average averaging 8,170 – up from 10,543 last Sunday.

The number of cases in New Zealand as a whole continues to decline, but the number is expected to fluctuate for some time.

The Ministry of Health noted in today’s release that some of its usual broken down by case numbers are unavailable due to the Easter holiday.

Ten new deaths from Covid have been reported

Today’s ten deaths from Covid bring the total number of publicly recorded deaths from Covid-19 in New Zealand to 586 – and the moving average for seven days of death to 14.
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“This is a very sad time for Vanau and friends, and our thoughts are with them,” the health ministry said in a statement.

Easter warning

The ministry reminds vacationers across the country that they should have plans in case they become infected with Covid-19 while away from home, or in case they become home contact with the Covid case.

The need for insulation, wherever they are on vacation, can lead to additional costs for people traveling for Easter.

“You will need to isolate yourself and probably stay wherever you get a positive result or become in contact with the household, so there may be additional costs associated with paying for extra accommodation and changing your travel plans,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, there are three things vacationers can do to protect themselves and others: make sure their vaccinations are carried out, wear a mask and stay home if feeling unwell or waiting for Covid-19 test results.

Changes in border affairs

From Monday, new arrivals in New Zealand, which within seven days of arrival had a positive result on Covid-19, will be registered as a borderline case – this changes the current definition for 14 days.

Any recent arrivals with a positive test in seven days will now be reported as community cases.

Vaccination numbers

Yesterday in New Zealand, 17 first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were introduced, as well as 62 second doses, one third primary dose. A total of 825 people received a booster dose yesterday, while 54 pediatric first doses and 564 pediatric second doses were also administered.

To date, 4,026,184 first doses of the vaccine have been administered in New Zealand, as well as 3,976,757 second doses; 31,684 third primary doses; 2,613,123 booster doses; 260,497 pediatric first doses and 104,764 pediatric second doses

Hospitalizations

Of the 537 cases currently in hospital with Covid-19, 45 are in Northland, 80 in Waitemat, 80 in Auckland, 77 in Manukau County, 32 in Waikato and 27 in Wealth Bay.

A total of 54 people are in hospital with Covid-19 in Canterbury and 31 in South.

The remaining hospitalizations are in Lakes (8), Tairoviti (1), Hawke’s Bay (8), Taranaki (12), Wanganui (3), Middle Center (19), Vayrapa (3), Hat Valley (24), Capital and the coast (16), Nelson Marlboro (9), South Canterbury (6) and the West Coast (2).

The Ministry of Health reported 1,162 PCR tests in the last 24 hours, as well as 5,825 rapid antigen tests (PATs). The weekly moving average number of PCR tests is currently 2359.

In the last seven days, as of April 14, 3.2 million RAT had been shipped

To date, there are also 52 new border cases.

There are now 57,159 active Covid-19 cases in New Zealand.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in New Zealand, 822,643 cases have been recorded.

Earlier today

The Ministry of Health today will release the latest Covid figures as kiwis continue to travel around the country for the Easter holidays.

There were 13,636 new Covid-19 cases and 30 more virus-related deaths were reported yesterdayrelating to the previous 48 hours.

There was no government statement on Covid figures on Good Friday.

New Zealand has moved to less restrictive measures setting up a response to the orange traffic light pandemic on Wednesday at 23.59 for the Easter holidays.

Because people love long weekends across the country, there are no internal and open restrictions. Seat rules have also been removed.

However, masks are still needed at some gatherings and events, at nearby businesses such as barbershops and retail stores. The requirement of seven days of isolation for positive cases remains.

Health officials have previously warned that if people get Covid on the road, they may need to isolate themselves wherever they have a positive outcome, or if they do not become in contact with household members.

“There may be additional costs associated with the payment of additional accommodation and changes in travel plans,” – said in the ministry.

If a person used his own vehicle for the trip, he could return to his home to be isolated, but public health measures had to be taken to make sure they did not infect anyone on the way home.

This included maintaining social distance and using self-service gas stations, the ministry said.

However, if a person used public transport or traveled between the islands, he would not be able to isolate himself at home.

It was important that people had a plan and the ability to isolate the place where they rested when they needed it, the ministry said.

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