Tuesday: Covid strong in the south with 989 new cases
From the Ministry of Health:
Today we are reporting 8,270 community cases and five deaths. There are 305 people in hospital and seven people in ICU in Northern Region hospitals.
Hospitalisation data for hospitals outside of the Northern Region is unavailable at this stage today and will be updated on the Ministry of Health’s website as soon as possible.
The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, with today's seven-day rolling average at 7,585 – last Tuesday it was 9,731.
The number of reported community cases is expected to continue to fluctuate day to day, but the overall trend remains an overall reduction in reported cases.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of five people with COVID-19. These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 602 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, one was from the Auckland region, one was from Waikato, two were from MidCentral and one was from Tairāwhiti.
One was in their 70s, three were in their 80s, and one was over 90.
One was female and four were male.
This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts are with them.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
- Vaccines administered to date: 4,026,200 first doses; 3,976,789 second doses; 31,685 third primary doses; 2,613,482 booster doses: 260,512 paediatric first doses and 104,980 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 2 first doses; 18 second doses; 0 third primary doses; 234 booster doses; 6 paediatric first doses and 155 paediatric second doses
- All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,055,910 first dose (96.4%); 4,005,892 second dose (95.2%), 2,610,367 boosted (71.3% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 520,793 first dose (91.2%); 503,718 second dose (88.2%), 232,758 boosted (55.4% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,751 first dose (98.3%); 276,803 second dose (96.6%), 138,673 boosted (57.4% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 258,052 first dose (54.2%); 102,582 second dose (21.5%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,658 first dose (35.2%); 11,709 second dose (10.1%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,394 first dose (47.4%); 5,656 second dose (11.4%)
Note that the number for “People vaccinated” differs slightly from “Vaccines administered” as it includes those that have been vaccinated overseas.
Vaccination rates for all DHBs*
- Northland DHB: first dose (90.1%); second dose (88%); boosted (68.1%)
- Auckland Metro DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (96.2%); boosted (69.9%)
- Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.9%)
- Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (66.4%)
- Lakes DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (66.8%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (72.5%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91%); boosted (66.3%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71.8%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.5%); boosted (70.1%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (68.5%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95%); boosted (73.3%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.5%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (75.3%)
- Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.7%)
- West Coast DHB: first dose (92.7%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (72%)
- Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.7%); second dose (98.8%); boosted (74.7%)
- South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.8%); second dose (93.8%); boosted (74.8%)
- Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.4%); boosted (73.4%)
*Partially and second doses percentages are for those 12+. Boosted percentages are for 18+ who have become eligible 3 months after having their second dose
Percentages are based on 2020 HSU data - a health-specific population denominator. As the population continues to change over time, coverage rates can exceed 100%.
- Cases in Northern Region (Northland, Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs) hospitals for today: total 305; total in ICU/HDU: 7.
- Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (51 cases / 17.35%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (8 cases / 2.72%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (72 cases / 24.49%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (150 cases / 51.02%); unknown (13 cases / 4.42%)
- Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,585
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 9,731
- Number of new community cases: 8,270
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 131
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 8,139
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (364), Waitemata (708), Auckland (597), Counties Manukau (537), Waikato (641), Bay of Plenty (360), Lakes (149), Hawke’s Bay (282), MidCentral (317), Whanganui (118), Taranaki (277), Tairāwhiti (61), Wairarapa (85), Capital and Coast (524), Hutt Valley (265), Nelson Marlborough (265), Canterbury (1,445), South Canterbury (190), Southern (989), West Coast (87), Unknown (9).
- Number of new cases identified at the border: 38
- Number of active community cases today (total): 53,066 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 837,175
Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.
- Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 1,519
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 9,594
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 2,335
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 19 April 2022): 499,000 (please note, none were dispatched over the Easter long weekend)