• Covid-19: 256 new Hawke's Bay cases

Covid-19: 256 new Hawke's Bay cases

Hawke's Bay has 256 new Covid-19 cases and 14 people in hospital. 

The region's cases are among 7970 new community cases nationwide and 28 deaths. 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said 381 people were in hospital with Covid-19, compared with 368 people in its previous update yesterday. There are 10 people in ICU.

The cases in hospital today are in: Northland (eight), Waitematā (50), Counties Manukau (32), Auckland (85), Waikato (44), Bay of Plenty (17), Lakes (five), Tairāwhiti (one), Hawke's Bay (14), Taranaki (10), Whanganui (one), MidCentral (23), Wairarapa (one), Hutt Valley (four), Capital and Coast (12), Nelson Marlborough (six), Canterbury (44), South Canterbury (two), West Coast (four) and Southern (18).

The locations of today's 7970 community cases are Northland (252), Auckland (2633), Waikato (594), Bay of Plenty (254), Lakes (151), Hawke's Bay (256), MidCentral (261), Whanganui (95), Taranaki (209), Tairāwhiti (75), Wairarapa (87), Capital and Coast (498), Hutt Valley (190), Nelson Marlborough (282), Canterbury (1172), South Canterbury (152), Southern (744) and the West Coast (62).

Today's seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7420, down from 7746 last Tuesday.

The deaths reported today include one person who died in February, five in March, 11 in April and seven who have died over the previous seven days.

Of the people whose deaths were reported today, two people were from Northland, five from Auckland, three from Waikato, three from Bay of Plenty, two from Whanganui, three from the Wellington region, four from the Canterbury region and six from the Southern region.

One was aged in their 40s, one was in their 50s, two were in their 60s, eight were in their 70s, 11 were in their 80s and five people were in their 90s. Eighteen were men and 10 were women.

The deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 902. The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15. 

The ministry said two previously reported deaths had been removed from the total as it had been determined they were not a Covid-19 case.