The Ministry of Health is today reporting 3235 new community cases of Covid-19, 356 current hospitalisations, and five deaths. There are five people in ICU.
There are 100 new community cases in Bay of Plenty and 58 in Lakes. There are 19 people in Bay of Plenty hospitals and four in Lakes hospitals.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 4,991– last Sunday it was 5,919.
“We are continuing to remind people of the importance of not only protecting against Covid-19 but also protecting against influenza and other winter ills and chills,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
Much of the Ministry’s advice for both influenza and Covid-19 is the same:
- Stay at home if you are unwell. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 take a Covid-19 test. If your symptoms worsen, or you are concerned about the health of yourself or someone you’re caring for, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or your doctor/healthcare provider. Calls to Healthline are free and the service operates 24/7 with interpreters available
- Wear a face mask. It is a requirement to wear a face mask when on public transport, in indoor settings like retail stores and supermarkets, when in poorly ventilated spaces or when it is hard to physically distance from other people.
- Maintain good hand hygiene by washing and drying your hands thoroughly or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your face, dispose of tissues in a waste bin immediately and wash or sanitise your hands.
- Develop a winter plan for your whānau so family members know what to do if people become unwell. Familiarise yourself with what is expected of you by your employer if you become sick yourself.
- Get your Winter Wellness Kit together: eg, painkillers, a thermometer, tissues, enough food and household items for a few days, and a good stock of the regular medicines you or your whānau will need. Honey is helpful to have on hand for a sore throat.
- Eat well and stay active. Nutrition and physical activity play an important part in our overall health and wellbeing, including our bodies’ ability to fight off illness. Getting a good night’s sleep also helps.
- Make sure you and your whānau are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations and have had a flu vaccination. This is free for many people: and it’s a good time to check that children are up to date with their vaccinations especially measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
“Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of five people with Covid-19,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1,406 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
“Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two were from the Auckland region, one was from Hawke’s Bay; one was from Nelson-Marlborough and one was from Canterbury.”
Two people were in their 60s and three people were aged over 90. Of these people, two were women and three 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: 4,028,195 first doses; 3,980,370 second doses; 32,787 third primary doses; 2,673,709 booster doses: 263,774 paediatric first doses and 130,106 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 32 first doses; 41 second doses; 15 third primary doses; 946 booster doses; 113 paediatric first doses and 691 paediatric second doses
- All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,353 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,806 second dose (95.2%), 2,651,761 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.8% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,594 first dose (91.3%); 504,886 second dose (88.4%), 239,009 boosted (of the 18+ population) (55.9% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,247 first dose (98.5%); 277,487 second dose (96.8%), 143,801 boosted (of the 18+ population) (59.7% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 12,296 boosted (12.5% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Māori): 1,155 boosted (6% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 718 boosted (7.2% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,374 first dose (54.7%); 126,705 second dose (26.6%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,105 first dose (35.6%); 14,802 second dose (12.8%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,800 first dose (48.2%); 8,071 second dose (16.3%)
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%); second dose (88%); boosted (69%)
- Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.1%); boosted (75.3%)
- Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (68.4%)
- 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 (67.4%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.3%); second dose (95%); boosted (73.5%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.8%); second dose (90.6%); boosted (67.3%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.8%); second dose (90.3%); boosted (72.6%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.4%); second dose (95.8%); boosted (71.1%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (69.4%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95%); boosted (74.3%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.7%); boosted (81.2%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (76.5%)
- Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (74.8%)
- West Coast DHB: first dose (92.5%); second dose (91.1%); 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.
- Cases in hospital: total number 356: Northland: 5; Waitematā: 41; Counties Manukau: 41; Auckland: 61; Waikato: 23; Bay of Plenty: 19; Lakes: 4; Tairāwhiti: 3; Hawke’s Bay: 7; Taranaki: 10; Whanganui: 4; MidCentral: 29; Wairarapa: 0; Hutt Valley: 21; Capital and Coast: 19; Nelson Marlborough: 7; Canterbury: 35; South Canterbury: 3; West Coast: 0; Southern: 24.
- Average age of current hospitalisations: 59
- Cases in ICU or HDU: 5
- *Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital: Unvaccinated or not eligible (34 cases / 15%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases / 1%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (35 cases / 16%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (150 cases / 68%).
*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.
- Seven day rolling average of community cases: 4,991
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 5,919
- Number of new community cases: 3,235
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 102
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 3,133
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (68), Auckland (991), Waikato (192), Bay of Plenty (100), Lakes (58), Hawke’s Bay (92), MidCentral (98), Whanganui (41), Taranaki (88), Tairāwhiti (18), Wairarapa (35), Capital and Coast (302), Hutt Valley (151), Nelson Marlborough (152), Canterbury (503), South Canterbury (40), Southern (282), West Coast (19), Unknown (5)
- Number of new imported cases: 42
- Number of active community cases (total): 34,922 (cases identified in the past seven days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 1,266,659
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): 2,443
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 6,834
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 2,986
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 17 June 2022): 1.2 million (Please note: this number is not updated over the weekend).