January 31, 2023


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32 new deaths, 9570 new cases in NZ today

[Source: RNZ]

There have been 9570 new community cases of COVID-19 and another 32 deaths reported today.

This brings the total publicly recorded deaths with the coronavirus in Aotearoa to 1017, the Ministry of Health says.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the total number of deaths is up by 31 from yesterday as they had removed a case which had been previously reported twice.

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“This case was initially reported on 10 March. The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the previous six weeks, since 5 April.”

The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 17.

“Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two people were from Northland; nine from the Auckland region; two from Bay of Plenty; two from Taranaki; one from Tairawhiti; four from MidCentral; two from Hawke’s Bay; three from the Wellington region; one from Nelson-Marlborough; four from Canterbury and two from Southern.

“One person was in their 20s; four people were in their 40s; two in their 50s; four in their sixties; nine in their 70s; nine in their 80s and three were aged over 90. Of these people, 10 were women and 22 were men.”

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 8024 – last Wednesday it was 7533, the ministry said.

It said there are 425 people in hospital, including nine in ICU.

Yesterday the ministry reported 9843 cases and eight deaths.

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