The Ministry of Health is reporting 6380 community cases, 508 hospitalisations and four deaths.
There are 118 new cases in the Bay of Plenty and 113 new cases in the Lakes district.
"Today’s seven-day rolling average of case numbers is 8085 – last Tuesday it was 7585," says the Ministry in today's daily update.
"Although this is an increase from last week, the number of reported community cases is expected to continue to fluctuate day to day and the overall trend remains a reduction in reported cases."
Today, the Ministry is reporting the deaths of four people with Covid-19.
The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the previous two days.
"These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 687 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
"Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today, two people were from Taranaki and two were from Canterbury.
"Two were in their 70s and two were over 90. Two were women and two were men.
"Out of respect, we will be making no further comment."
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
- Vaccines administered to date: 4,026,414 first doses; 3,977,466 second doses; 31,724 third primary doses; 2,622,217 booster doses: 261,004 paediatric first doses and 110,623 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 4 first doses; 10 second doses; 0 third primary doses; 182 booster doses; 17 paediatric first doses and 142 paediatric second doses
- All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,056,167 first dose (96.4%); 4,006,605 second dose (95.2%), 2,618,730 boosted (71.1% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 520,915 first dose (91.2%); 503,906 second dose (88.2%), 233,646 boosted (55% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,802 first dose (98.3%); 276,886 second dose (96.6%), 139,286 boosted (57.1% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 258,381 first dose (54.2%); 108,053 second dose (22.7%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,734 first dose (35.2%); 12,246 second dose (10.6%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,423 first dose (47.4%); 6,057 second dose (12.3%)
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 (67.8%)
- Auckland DHB: first dose (99.2%); second dose (98.3%); boosted (72.8%)
- Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.9%)
- Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (70.7%)
- Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.7%)
- Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (66.1%)
- Lakes DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (66.5%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (72.2%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91%); boosted (66%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71.6%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (69.9%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (68.2%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95%); boosted (73%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.4%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (75%)
- Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.4%)
- West Coast DHB: first dose (92.7%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (71.7%)
- Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.7%); second dose (98.8%); boosted (74.5%)
- South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.7%); second dose (93.7%); boosted (74.6%)
- Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.4%); boosted (73.2%)
*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 508: Northland: 42; Waitemata: 78; Counties Manukau: 71; Auckland: 87; Waikato: 34; Bay of Plenty: 21; Lakes: 5; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 13; Taranaki: 11; Whanganui: 5; MidCentral: 3; Wairarapa: 3; Hutt Valley: 13; Capital and Coast: 11; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 66; South Canterbury: 6; West Coast: 1; Southern: 29
- *Average age of current hospitalisations: 61
- Cases in ICU or HDU: 16
- Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (47 cases / 17.15%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (7 cases / 2.55%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (77 cases / 28.1%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (134 cases / 48.91%); unknown (9 cases / 3.28%)
*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.
We are currently working on a data solution which would include the average age of current hospitalisations from additional DHBs.
- Seven day rolling average of community cases: 8,085
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,585
- Number of new community cases: 6,380
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 148
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 6,232
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (212), Auckland (1,667), Waikato (395), Bay of Plenty (188), Lakes (113), Hawke’s Bay (168), MidCentral (222), Whanganui (71), Taranaki (184), Tairāwhiti (53), Wairarapa (77), Capital and Coast (387), Hutt Valley (203), Nelson Marlborough (233), Canterbury (1,099), South Canterbury (172), Southern (864), West Coast (71), Unknown (1)
- Number of new cases identified at the border: 62
- Number of active community cases (total): 56,571 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 893,634
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): 1,602
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 12,060
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 2,131
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 22 April 2022): 629,000