Covid-19: Cases drop below 5,000

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The Ministry of Health are today reporting 4,990 community cases of Covid-19, 379 hospitalisations and 10 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,863 – last Sunday it was 7,608.

“Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 10 people with Covid-19,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1,055 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

“Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two were from the Auckland region; two from Waikato; one from Lakes; one from Midcentral; three from Canterbury; and one from Southern.

“Two people were in their 70s, six were in their 80s and two were aged over 90.

“Of these people, nine men and one woman died.

“This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

“Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.”

There are 379 cases in hospital throughout the country today with eight in Northland, Waitemata: 38; Counties Manukau: 37; Auckland: 78; Waikato: 19; Bay of Plenty: 6; Lakes: 3; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 19; Taranaki: 10; Whanganui: 5; MidCentral: 13; Wairarapa: 4; Hutt Valley: 10; Capital and Coast: 16; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 54; South Canterbury: 12; West Coast: 1; Southern: 37.

The average age of current hospitalisations is 62 and there are nine cases in ICU or HDU.

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand 

Vaccines administered to date: 4,027,202 first doses; 3,979,123 second doses; 32,312 third primary doses; 2,650,668 booster doses: 262,508 paediatric first doses and 122,299 paediatric second doses 

Vaccines administered yesterday: 24 first doses; 47 second doses; 12 third primary doses; 872 booster doses; 73 paediatric first doses and 414 paediatric second doses 

People vaccinated 

All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,838 first dose (96.3%); 4,006,087 second dose (95.2%), 2,643,976 boosted (70.7% of those eligible)

Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,200 first dose (91.3%); 504,391 second dose (88.3%), 237,009 boosted (53.7% of those eligible)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,011 first dose (98.4%); 277,187 second dose (96.7%), 141,497 boosted (56.5% of those eligible)

5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 259,508 first dose (54.5%); 119,332 second dose (25.1%)

5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,936 first dose (35.4%); 13,773 second dose (11.9%)

5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,610 first dose (47.8%); 7,093 second dose (14.4%)

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 (67.2%) 

Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); boosted (73.1%) 

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 (66.1%) 

Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (65.3%) 

Lakes DHB: first dose (93%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (65.5%) 

MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (71.6%) 

Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.9%); second dose (90.7%); boosted (65.3%) 

Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.8%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (70.9%) 

Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (69.1%) 

Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (67.5%) 

Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (72.4%) 

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 (74.4%) 

Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73%) 

West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (70.9%) 

Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (74%) 

South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (73.9%) 

Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (72.8%)

*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 379: Northland: 8; Waitemata: 38; Counties Manukau: 37; Auckland: 78; Waikato: 19; Bay of Plenty: 6; Lakes: 3; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 19; Taranaki: 10; Whanganui: 5; MidCentral: 13; Wairarapa: 4; Hutt Valley: 10; Capital and Coast: 16; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 54; South Canterbury: 12; West Coast: 1; Southern: 37.

*Average age of current hospitalisations: 62

Cases in ICU or HDU: 9

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (27 cases / 12%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (7 cases / 3%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (53 cases / 23%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (138 cases / 61%); Unknown (2 cases / 1%)

* 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: 7,863

Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,608

Number of new community cases: 4,990

Number of new community cases (PCR): 136

Number of new community cases (RAT): 4,854

Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (140), Auckland (1,693), Waikato (353), Bay of Plenty (165), Lakes (88), Hawke’s Bay (166), MidCentral (182), Whanganui (62), Taranaki (137), Tairāwhiti (27), Wairarapa (58), Capital and Coast (351), Hutt Valley (134), Nelson Marlborough (165), Canterbury (799), South Canterbury (84), Southern (344), West Coast (36), Unknown (6)

Number of new imported cases: 60

Number of active community cases (total): 55,565 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)

Confirmed cases (total): 1,094,659.

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): 2,416

Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 9,405

PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,026

Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 20 May 2022): 1.4 million




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