Thirteen active cases of COVID-19 in BOP

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board covers the western and eastern Bay of Plenty areas. File photo.

Thirty-three of the 46 cases of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty have recovered, meaning there are now 13 active cases in the region.

This is according to the latest numbers from the Ministry of Health and Toi Te Ora Public Health.

Toi Te Ora is reporting the number of confirmed and probable cases in the Western Bay of Plenty – Tauranga City and Western Bay District combined – as 45.

There is 10 cases in the Rotorua area and six in Taupo.

Nationally, there are 1440 cases as of today.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are no additional deaths. The death toll related to COVI-19 remains at 12.

There are now 974 people with COVID-19 who have recovered – an increase of 62 on yesterday.

"Today there are 14 people in hospital with COVID-19. The total includes three people in ICU – one each in Middlemore, Dunedin and North Shore hospitals," says a statement from the Ministry of Health.

"Two of these ICU patients are in a critical condition.

According to, one case in the Bay of Plenty is in hospital.

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