Covid-19: 4790 community cases, 19 in ICU

There are currently 648 people with Covid-19 in hospitals around New Zealand. Photo: File.

The Ministry of Health are reporting 4790 new community cases of Covid-19 and 648 current hospitalisations today. There are 19 people in ICU. The ministry is reporting 25 more deaths from the last 24 hours.

Of the 4790 new community cases 213 are from the Bay of Plenty and 115 from the Lakes region.

There are 26 people in Bay of Plenty hospitals and 15 people in Lakes hospitals.

There are also 104 new cases of Covid-19 that have recently travelled overseas.

“Of the 25 people whose deaths we are reporting today, two were from Northland, five were from Auckland region, four were from Waikato, three were from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Taranaki, one was from MidCentral, two were from Whanganui, one was from Wellington region, two were from Nelson Marlborough, two were from South Canterbury, one was from Southern,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“Four were in their 60s, six were in their 70s, nine were in their 80s and six were aged over 90. Of these people, 15 were women and nine were men.”

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5,608 – last Saturday, it was 7,405.

There are now a total of 1,638 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid -19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. The seven-day rolling average increase in total deaths attributable to Covid-19 is now 14.

Covid-19 hospitalisations

  • Covid-19 Cases in hospital: total number 648: Northland: 34; Waitematā: 51; Counties Manukau: 51; Auckland: 133; Waikato: 60; Bay of Plenty: 26; Lakes: 15; Hawke’s Bay: 24; MidCentral: 25; Whanganui: 7; Taranaki: 23; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 5; Capital & Coast: 20; Hutt Valley: 11; Nelson Marlborough: 18; Canterbury: 91; West Coast: 4; South Canterbury: 21; Southern: 27.
  • Weekly Covid-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 703 (This time last week it was 797)
  • Average age of current Covid-19 hospitalisations: 64
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 19
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (58 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (80 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (306 cases).

* These are new hospital admissions in the past 7 days prior to yesterday who had COVID at the time of admission or while in hospital, excluding hospitalisations that were admitted and discharged within 24hrs. This data is from Districts with tertiary hospitals: Auckland, Canterbury/West Coast, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast/Hutt, Waitemata and Northland.

Covid -19 vaccinations administered

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,370 first doses; 3,982,238 second doses; 34,086 third primary doses; 2,709,392 first booster doses: 366,335 second booster doses: 266,163 paediatric first doses and 145,688 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 26 first doses; 25 second doses; 28 third primary doses; 546 first booster doses; 9,972 second booster doses; 26 paediatric first doses and 120 paediatric second doses

More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry’s website.

Tests

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 2,774
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 10,239
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,179
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 4 August 2022): 1.9 million

Covid -19 cases

  • Total number of new community cases: 4,790
  • Number of new cases that have recently travelled overseas: 104
  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 5,608
  • Seven day rolling average of community cases (as at same day last week): 7,407
  • Number of active cases (total): 39,244 (cases identified in the past seven days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,639,058
  • New cases by District and other more detailed case information.

Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a District 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.

Covid -19 deaths

There are now a total of 1,638 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid -19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. This is the number that will be reported to the World Health Organization as it provides the most accurate assessment of Covid -19 related mortality in New Zealand.

In the past seven days there have been an average of 14 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to Covid-19. This is a very sad time for whānau and friends of those who have died, and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Information on the number of new deaths of people with Covid -19 reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours, and the seven-day rolling average, is available on the Ministry of Health website. This includes information on the age band and location of these newly reported deaths.

Covid-19 case data

These newly reported deaths have not yet been categorised as to whether they are attributable to Covid -19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor or are unrelated to Covid -19. As this categorisation is made over coming days, the attributable deaths will be added to the total reported above.

 




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