Covid-19: 6635 cases announced today

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The Ministry of Health are today reporting 6,635 community cases of Covid-19, 400 hospitalisations and six deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,972 – last Saturday it was 7,595.

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

"These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1,045 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.

"Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two were from the Auckland region and one each from Northland, Taranaki, Canterbury and the Southern region.

"One person was in their 60s, two were in their 70s, two were in their 80s and one was over 90.

"Of these people, two were women and four were men.

"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 400 cases in hospital around the country today with 10 in Northland; Waitemata: 38; Counties Manukau: 39; Auckland: 80; Waikato: 38; Bay of Plenty: 10; Lakes: 2; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 14; Taranaki: 12; Whanganui: 4; MidCentral: 11; Wairarapa: 2; Hutt Valley: 5; Capital and Coast: 17; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 61; South Canterbury: 10; West Coast: 2; Southern: 36.

The average age of current hospitalisations is 61 and there are 12 cases in ICU or HDU.

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand:

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,027,178 first doses; 3,979,076 second doses; 32,299 third primary doses; 2,649,794 booster doses: 262,435 paediatric first doses and 121,885 paediatric second doses  
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 32 first doses; 45 second doses; 41 third primary doses; 862 booster doses; 33 paediatric first doses and 258 paediatric second doses  

People vaccinated  

  • All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,797 first dose (96.3%); 4,006,022 second dose (95.2%), 2,643,113 boosted (70.7% of those eligible)  
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,198 first dose (91.3%); 504,381 second dose (88.3%), 236,930 boosted (53.7% of those eligible)  
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,998 first dose (98.4%); 277,170 second dose (96.7%), 141,335 boosted (56.5% of those eligible)  
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 259,451 first dose (54.5%); 118,933 second dose (25%)  
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,924 first dose (35.4%); 13,719 second dose (11.9%)  
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,592 first dose (47.8%); 7,024 second dose (14.2%)  

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%)  
  • Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.7%)  
  • 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 (90.3%); boosted (70.8%)  
  • 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 (67.4%)  
  • 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 (73.9%)  
  • 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 400: Northland: 10; Waitemata: 38; Counties Manukau: 39; Auckland: 80; Waikato: 38; Bay of Plenty: 10; Lakes: 2; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 14; Taranaki: 12; Whanganui: 4; MidCentral: 11; Wairarapa: 2; Hutt Valley: 5; Capital and Coast: 17; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 61; South Canterbury: 10; West Coast: 2; Southern: 36.
  • *Average age of current hospitalisations: 61
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 12
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (28 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 (56 cases / 24%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (143 cases / 60%); Unknown (3 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: 7,972
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,595
  • Number of new community cases: 6,635
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 245
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 6,390
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (194), Auckland (2,222), Waikato (527), Bay of Plenty (205), Lakes (121), Hawke’s Bay (255), MidCentral (190), Whanganui (94), Taranaki (172), Tairāwhiti (57), Wairarapa (67), Capital and Coast (466), Hutt Valley (177), Nelson Marlborough (206), Canterbury (985), South Canterbury (106), Southern (519), West Coast (67), Unknown (5)
  • Number of new imported cases: 85
  • Number of active community cases (total): 56,335 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered) 
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,089,626.

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): 4,064
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 13,079
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,656
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 20 May 2022): 1.4 million



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