The Ministry of Health is today reporting 9,390 community cases of Covid-19, 522 hospitalisations and 13 deaths.
A Ministry of Health spokesperson says “today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 13 people with Covid-19.
“The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the past seven days. Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with Covid-19, rather than from Covid-19, and Covid-19 being discovered only after they have died.”
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 646 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths to 11.
“Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, one person was from Northland, six from the Auckland region, one from Waikato, one from Lakes, one from Whanganui, one from the Wellington region and two from the Canterbury region.”
One person was aged between 10 and 19, five were in their 70s, six in their 80s, and one person was over 90 years old. Four were male and nine were female.
“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.”
There are currently 522 people in hospital with Covid-19, with 45 in Northland; Waitemata: 84; Counties Manukau: 72; Auckland: 80; Waikato: 34; Bay of Plenty: 28; Lakes: 10; Tairāwhiti: 1, Hawke’s Bay: 12; Taranaki: 9; Whanganui: 2; MidCentral: 11; Wairarapa: 4; Hutt Valley: 12; Capital and Coast: 12; Nelson Marlborough: 11; Canterbury: 66; South Canterbury: 5; West Coast: 1; Southern: 23
The average age of current hospitalisations is 59 and there are 15 cases in ICU or HDU.
The Ministry of Health is reminding people that if you are going away this ANZAC weekend, you should have plans in place in the event you contract Covid-19 or are identified as a household contact of a case.
“You would need to self-isolate and likely remain wherever you test positive or become a household contact, so there may be extra costs involved in paying for additional accommodation and changing your travel plans.
“If you have used your own vehicle to travel, you can travel back to your home to isolate, taking public health measures to ensure you don’t infect anyone on your way home – such as maintaining social distance and using self-service petrol stations.
“However, if you have used public transport or travelled between islands, you won’t be able to isolate at your home. So it is important you have a plan and the ability to isolate where you are holidaying, if you need to do so.”
There are three actions everyone can do to help protect themselves and others this long weekend.
Firstly – be up to date with vaccinations, including a booster if you’ve not yet had one. If you are planning to be away, get boosted before you go.
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.
You must also wear a face mask on all flights and public transport, in taxi and ride-share services — unless you are exempt.
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.
For more information on mask use at Orange, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
Vaccines administered to date: 4,026,345 first doses; 3,977,233 second doses; 31,680 third primary doses; 2,618,571 booster doses: 260,756 paediatric first doses and 107,988 paediatric second doses
Vaccines administered yesterday: 44 first doses; 133 second doses; 27 third primary doses; 1,518 booster doses; 74 paediatric first doses and 894 paediatric second doses
All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,056,189 first dose (96.4%); 4,006,471 second dose (95.2%), 2,615,277 boosted (71.2% of those eligible)
Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 520,867 first dose (91.2%); 503,829 second dose (88.2%), 233,219 boosted (55.2% of those eligible)
Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,768 first dose (98.3%); 276,834 second dose (96.6%), 138,952 boosted (57.3% of those eligible)
5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 258,196 first dose (54.2%); 105,486 second dose (22.1%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,692 first dose (35.2%); 11,985 second dose (10.4%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,411 first dose (47.4%); 5,821 second dose (11.8%).
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 (67.9%)
Auckland DHB: first dose (99.2%); second dose (98.3%); boosted (72.9%)
Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (66%)
Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (70.8%)
Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.8%)
Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (66.3%)
Lakes DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (66.7%)
MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (72.3%)
Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91%); boosted (66.1%)
Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71.7%)
Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.5%); boosted (70%)
Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (68.4%)
Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95%); boosted (73.1%)
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 (75.1%)
Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.6%)
West Coast DHB: first dose (92.7%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (71.9%)
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 (74.7%)
Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.4%); boosted (73.3%).
*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 hospital: total number 522: Northland: 45; Waitemata: 84; Counties Manukau: 72; Auckland: 80; Waikato: 34; Bay of Plenty: 28; Lakes: 10; Tairāwhiti: 1, Hawke’s Bay: 12; Taranaki: 9; Whanganui: 2; MidCentral: 11; Wairarapa: 4; Hutt Valley: 12; Capital and Coast: 12; Nelson Marlborough: 11; Canterbury: 66; South Canterbury: 5; West Coast: 1; Southern: 23
Average age of current hospitalisations: 59
Cases in ICU or HDU: 15
Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (57 cases / 21%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (5 cases / 2%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (79 cases / 29%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (128 cases / 46%); unknown (7 cases / 3%)
Seven day rolling average of community cases: 8,166
Seven day rolling average (as at Friday last week): 8,683
Number of new community cases: 9,390
Number of new community cases (PCR): 290
Number of new community cases (RAT): 9,100
Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (399), Auckland (2,241), Waikato (731), Bay of Plenty (340), Lakes (179), Hawke’s Bay (316), MidCentral (353), Whanganui (128), Taranaki (266), Tairāwhiti (108), Wairarapa (117), Capital and Coast (537), Hutt Valley (282), Nelson Marlborough (317), Canterbury (1,610), South Canterbury (224), Southern (1,116), West Coast (121), Unknown (5)
Number of new cases identified at the border: 56
Number of active community cases (total): 57,138 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
Confirmed cases (total): 867,907
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): 2,707
Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 17,337
PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 1,915
Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 22 April 2022): 629,000