Covid-19: One death in BOP

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The Ministry of Health is reporting the death of a person in the Bay of Plenty today.

A spokesperson says the person passed away at a Bay of Plenty rest home.

"The person died of an unrelated medical condition while receiving palliative care and had tested positive for Covid-19."

Nationally today, 23,183 new Covid cases have been announced with 503 people now in hospital.

In the Bay of Plenty, 1332 new community cases. The Ministry reports there are 537 cases in the Lakes District.

Eleven people are in Bay of Plenty hospitals, and three are in Lakes hospitals.

See below for a full breakdown of today's numbers.

COVID-19 vaccine update

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand  

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,020,465 first doses; 3,961,868 second doses; 33,614 third primary doses; 2,408,790 booster doses: 244,626 paediatric first doses and 3,988 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 391 first doses; 869 second doses; 94 third primary doses; 17,963 booster doses; 1,391 paediatric first doses and 248 paediatric second doses 

People vaccinated (including those vaccinated overseas)*

  • All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,064,719 first dose (96.6%); 4,004,349 second dose (95.1%), 2,410,425 boosted (72% of those eligible) 
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 519,652 first dose (91%); 499,474 second dose (87.5%), 206,327 boosted (60.3% of those eligible) 
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 280,956 first dose (98%); 274,971 second dose (95.9%), 123,883 boosted (58.8% of those eligible) 
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 244,508 first dose (51.3%); 3,960 second dose (0.8%) 
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 36,528 first dose (31.6%); 660 second dose (0.6%) 
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 21,592 first dose (43.7%); 506 second dose (1%) 

*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 (90.4%); second dose (87.9%); boosted (70%) 
  • Auckland Metro DHB: first dose (97.4%); second dose (96.2%); boosted (69.3%) 
  • Waikato DHB: first dose (95.4%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (68%) 
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.3%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (69%) 
  • Lakes DHB: first dose (93.7%); second dose (91.5%); boosted (69.6%) 
  • MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.9%); second dose (95.3%); boosted (74.4%) 
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.5%); second dose (90.9%); boosted (70.3%) 
  • Whanganui DHB: first dose (92.4%); second dose (90.5%); boosted (74.2%) 
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.3%); boosted (72.2%) 
  • Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.9%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (69.1%) 
  • Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.8%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (76.1%) 
  • Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.8%); second dose (97.9%); boosted (80.3%) 
  • Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (97%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (76.7%) 
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.9%); second dose (95.4%); boosted (76.9%) 
  • West Coast DHB: first dose (93%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (74.6%) 
  • Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.9%); second dose (98.7%); boosted (74.5%) 
  • South Canterbury DHB: first dose (95.5%); second dose (94.2%); boosted (76%) 
  • Southern DHB: first dose (98%); second dose (96.8%); boosted (75.7%)

**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

Hospitalisations 

  • Cases in hospital: total number 503: Northland: 8; North Shore: 91; Middlemore: 159; Auckland: 147 ; Waikato: 39; BOP: 11; Rotorua: 3; Tairawhiti: 3; Hawke’s Bay: 1; Taranaki: 3; MidCentral: 8; Hutt Valley: 3; Capital and Coast: 12; Nelson Marlborough: 5; Canterbury: 8; Southern: 2.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 53
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 7
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (50 cases / 14.5%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (5 cases / 1.4%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (134 cases / 38.8%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (63 cases / 18.3%); unknown (93 cases / 27 %)  

Cases 

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 14,972
  • Number of new community cases: 23,183
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 3,378
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 19,805
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (520), Auckland (13,237), Waikato (1,870), Bay of Plenty (1,332), Lakes (537), Hawke’s Bay (315), MidCentral (381), Whanganui (79), Taranaki (289), Tairāwhiti (134), Wairarapa (94), Capital and Coast (1,487), Hutt Valley (642), Nelson Marlborough (271), Canterbury (1,294), South Canterbury (53), Southern (615), West Coast (16); Unknown (17)
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 11 (all probable cases)
  • Number of active community cases (total):  146,527 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered) 
  • Confirmed cases (total): 165,440

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): 20,346
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 24,183
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days): 7.8 million



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