Covid-19: Vigilance needed as average number rises

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,608 – last Sunday it was 7,510.

The Ministry of Health is reporting 5,745 new community cases of Covid-19, 384 hospitalisations and 15 deaths. There are eight people in ICU.

There are 157 new community cases in Bay of Plenty and 91 in Lakes.  There are 11 people in Bay of Plenty hospitals and four in Lakes hospitals.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,608 – last Sunday it was 7,510.

“Today’s figures are an important reminder to remain vigilant,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

There are three actions everyone can do to help protect themselves and others from Covid-19.

Firstly – be up to date with vaccinations, including a booster if you’ve not yet had one.

Secondly – wear a mask. Masks are still required in many indoor settings. A good rule of thumb is to wear a mask in indoor public settings as we know that mask use halves the risk of spread of COVID-19.

And thirdly – stay home and avoid others if you’re unwell, isolating or waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.

For guidance if you or someone you know tests positive or becomes a household contact, visit the Ministry of Health website.

Covid-19 deaths

“Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 15 people with Covid-19,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson. ‘The deaths being reported today include 13 people who have died over the past two days and two people who have died since May 7.”

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 973 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 16.

“Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; three people were from the Auckland region; two were from Waikato, one was from Taranaki, two were from the Wellington region, four were from Canterbury and three from Southern.”

Two people were in their 50s, one in their 70s; nine in their 80s and three were aged over 90.

Of these people, seven were women and eight were men.

“This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment. “

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,026,989 first doses; 3,978,777 second doses; 32,105 third primary doses; 2,644,750 booster doses: 262,220 paediatric first doses and 120,671 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 30 first doses; 50 second doses; 10 third primary doses; 1,042 booster doses; 100 paediatric first doses and 546 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated

  • All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,055,439 first dose (96.4%); 4,006,573 second dose (95.2%), 2,639,031 boosted (70.8% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,170 first dose (91.3%); 504,315 second dose (88.3%), 236,334 boosted (54% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,002 first dose (98.4%); 277,159 second dose (96.7%), 141,003 boosted (56.6% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 259,274 first dose (54.4%); 117,765 second dose (24.7%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,895 first dose (35.4%); 13,530 second dose (11.7%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,568 first dose (47.7%); 6,916 second dose (14%)

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 (67.3%)
  • Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); boosted (73%)
  • Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.8%)
  • Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (70.8%)
  • Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.2%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (65.5%)
  • Lakes DHB: first dose (93.1%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (65.8%)
  • MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (71.8%)
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93%); second dose (90.8%); boosted (65.4%)
  • Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (69.3%)
  • Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (67.6%)
  • Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (72.6%)
  • Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.2%)
  • Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (74.6%)
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.1%)
  • West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (71.2%)
  • Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (74.1%)
  • South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.7%); second dose (93.7%); boosted (74.1%)
  • Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (73%)

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 or 16 and 17 year olds who have become eligible 6 months after having their second dose.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: total number 384: Northland: 9; Waitemata: 47; Counties Manukau: 41; Auckland: 75; Waikato: 34; Bay of Plenty: 11; Lakes: 4; Tairāwhiti: 0; Hawke’s Bay: 15; Taranaki: 13; Whanganui: 1; MidCentral: 22; Wairarapa: 2; Hutt Valley: 7; Capital and Coast: 15; Nelson Marlborough: 4; Canterbury: 57; South Canterbury: 4; West Coast: 1; Southern: 22
  • *Average age of current hospitalisations: 60
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 8
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (31 cases / 13%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases / 2%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (57 cases / 23%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (145 cases / 59%); unknown (6 cases / 2%)

* Please note the average age of current hospitalisations is for the Northern Region admissions only at this stage. This data is recorded and extracted from the same source as the vaccination status of patients in Northern Region hospitals.

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,608
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,510
  • Number of new community cases: 5,745
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 185
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 5,560
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (152), Auckland (1,925), Waikato (459), Bay of Plenty (157), Lakes (91), Hawke’s Bay (196), MidCentral (177), Whanganui (59), Taranaki (152), Tairāwhiti (57), Wairarapa (51), Capital and Coast (414), Hutt Valley (192), Nelson Marlborough (182), Canterbury (863), South Canterbury (83), Southern (480), West Coast (49), Unknown (6)
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 74
  • Number of active community cases (total): 53,241 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,039,575

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.

Tests

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 2,461
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 10,531
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,521
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 13 May 2022): 1.7 million

 




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2 Comments

Reply to wtf

Posted on 16-05-2022 08:10 | By RML

Hi wtf. I enjoyed reading your free speech and your point of view. For me, I believe that the virus does not know the difference of a Supermarket and a Bar.Masks on v Masks off. But the Government does for our so called safety...Yea Right. Lastly, the NZ Government is only a corporation.Please do your own research on that.Cheers

Going to get worse again too,

Posted on 15-05-2022 16:25 | By wtf

Unfortunately it will probably get worse again as well. We now have borders being opened up which is fair enough as businesses need to get income. But what is appalling is the increase of the arrogant people not wearing masks in places like supermarkets. None of us like wearing the masks but surely it helped slow the spread.

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