Watch live: Omicron response update

LIVE: Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Dr Ian Town are providing updates on the response to the Omicron outbreak at 1pm. Photo: SunLive.

WATCH LIVE: The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is hosting a media briefing at 1pm to provide updates on the response to the Omicron outbreak.

Dr Bloomfield will be joined by the Ministry’s Chief Science Advisor Dr Ian Town.

Today, the Ministry of Health has announced 6133 new community cases, 377 current hospitalisations and 23 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 5983 – last Tuesday it was 6202. 

"Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 23 people with Covid-19. All these people died within the past 24 days," says a spokesperson for the Ministry.

"Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1348 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15. 

"Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; one person was from Northland, five were from the Auckland region, three from Waikato, one from the Lakes DHB region, four from Taranaki, two from MidCentral, one from Hawke’s Bay; two from the Wellington region; one from South Canterbury and three from Southern. 

"One person was in their 50s; three were in their 70s; 11 were in their 80s; and eight were aged over 90. Of these people, 15 were women and eight 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."

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand 

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,009 first doses; 3,980,125 second doses; 32,592 third primary doses; 2,669,106 booster doses: 263,508 paediatric first doses and 128,137 paediatric second doses   
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 29 first doses; 37 second doses; 24 third primary doses; 865 booster doses; 29 paediatric first doses and 283 paediatric second doses   

People vaccinated   

  • All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,148 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,571 second dose (95.2%), 2,648,050 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.7% of those eligible)   
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,464 first dose (91.3%); 504,741 second dose (88.4%), 238,339 boosted (of the 18+ population) (55.8% of those eligible)   
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,187 first dose (98.4%); 277,419 second dose (96.8%), 143,150 boosted (of the 18+ population) (59.5% of those eligible)   
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 11,880 boosted (12.2% of those eligible) 
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Māori): 1,105 boosted (5.9% of those eligible) 
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 670 boosted (6.8% of those eligible) 
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,232 first dose (54.6%); 124,856 second dose (26.2%)   
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,086 first dose (35.6%); 14,585 second dose (12.6%)   
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,756 first dose (48.1%); 7,850 second dose (15.9%)   

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%); second dose (88%); boosted (68.9%)   
  • Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.1%); boosted (75.2%)   
  • Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (68.3%)   
  • Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (73.2%)   
  • Waikato DHB: first dose (95%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (68.2%)   
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (67.1%)   
  • Lakes DHB: first dose (92.9%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (67.3%)   
  • MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.3%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (73.5%)   
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.8%); second dose (90.6%); boosted (67.2%)   
  • Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.8%); second dose (90.3%); boosted (72.6%)   
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.8%); boosted (71%)   
  • Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (69.3%)   
  • Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (74.3%)   
  • Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (81.1%)   
  • Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (76.4%)   
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (74.7%)   
  • West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (72.3%)   
  • Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (75.9%)   
  • South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.5%); second dose (93.5%); boosted (75.5%)   
  • Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (74.6%) 

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 377: Northland: 14; Waitematā: 44; Counties Manukau: 33; Auckland: 60; Waikato: 31; Bay of Plenty: 14; Lakes: 0; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 15; Taranaki: 6; Whanganui: 2; MidCentral: 33; Wairarapa: 1; Hutt Valley: 22; Capital and Coast: 23; Nelson Marlborough: 9; Canterbury: 49; South Canterbury: 2; West Coast: 1; Southern: 17. 
  • Average age of current hospitalisations (Northern Region): 62 
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 7 
  • *Vaccination status of current hospitalisations: Unvaccinated or not eligible (37 cases / 15%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (3 cases / 1%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (43 cases / 17%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (169 cases / 67%);  

*Please note: We are now using data from DHBs with tertiary hospitals. These are Auckland, Canterbury, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast, Waitemata and Northland. Previously we only used the vaccination status of patients in Northern Region hospitals. 

Cases 

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 5,983 
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 6,202 
  • Number of new community cases: 6,133 
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 186 
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 5,947 
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (191), Auckland (1,800), Waikato (406), Bay of Plenty (240), Lakes (90), Hawke’s Bay (186), MidCentral (233), Whanganui (72), Taranaki (179), Tairāwhiti (42), Wairarapa (77), Capital and Coast (510), Hutt Valley (261), Nelson Marlborough (243), Canterbury (904), South Canterbury (92), Southern (541 551), West Coast (54), Unknown (2) 
  • Number of new imported cases: 82 
  • Number of active community cases (total): 41,863 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered) 
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,242,660. 

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): 3,645 
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 13,689 
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,065 
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 14 June 2022): 800,000 



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