New Covid cases

New Zealand reports 34,528 new Covid cases, 418 hospitalised over past week

As of Sunday midnight, 418 cases were hospitalised and 10 were in intensive care.

Of the 40 people with the virus who died, two were from Northland, 14 were from Auckland region, four were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, four were from Lakes, one was from Hawke's Bay, three were from MidCentral, three were from Whanganui, one was from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, three were from Canterbury, two were from Southern.

French Polynesia records another 20 Covid cases

The number of active cases is now 61, which is a slight drop since last week but well below the outbreak's peak last year.

The health authorities say there are no Covid-19 patients in the hospital.

The death toll of the pandemic is 649, with most fatalities registered during last year's outbreak with the Delta variant.

Vaccinations have continued and more than 81 percent of those 12 years and older have had two jabs.


Vanuatu records 69 new cases

Of the total, 55 are in TAFEA Province (Tanna), three in SHEFA (Efate, Epi), six in PENAMA Province (Pentecost) and five in SANMA Province (Santo).

Tongariki reported one new case in quarantine on 26 May 2022.

The case is currently in isolation at Kokonak School.

One case was also reported on Epi Island on 27 May 2022.

The ministry is conducting case investigation and contact tracing.

Another case was also reported on Aneityum on 27 May 2022. Case investigation and contact tracing ongoing

Vanuatu has 9005 cases confirmed since 1 January 2022.