• Covid-19: 211 new Hawke's Bay cases

Covid-19: 211 new Hawke's Bay cases

Hawke's Bay has 211 new Covid-19 cases and 19 people in hospital. 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the region's cases were among 7591 new community cases nationwide, and 16 deaths. 

Of the deaths reported today, seven were from the Auckland region, three were from Canterbury, three were from the Wellington region, one was from Lakes, one was from Bay of Plenty, and one was from Southern.

Two people were in their 60s, two were in their 70s, eight were in their 80s and four were aged over 90.

"This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them."

The community cases reported today were in Northland (220), Auckland (2,520), Waikato (566), Bay of Plenty (221), Lakes (122), Hawke's Bay (211), MidCentral (258), Whanganui (91), Taranaki (250), Tairāwhiti (52), Wairarapa (77), Capital and Coast (538), Hutt Valley (220), Nelson Marlborough (308), Canterbury (1,110), South Canterbury (136), Southern (589), West Coast (95) and the location of seven was unknown.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7095 - last Thursday, it was 7981.

There were also 69 new cases at the border today.