Covid-19: 4024 new community cases, nine deaths

There are 391 people in hospital across NZ with Covid-19, and three people in ICU. Photo: File.

The Ministry of Health is today reporting 4024 new community cases of Covid-19, 391 current hospitalisations, and nine deaths. Two of the deaths are from the Bay of Plenty.

There are 157 new community cases of Covid-19 in Bay of Plenty and 46 in the Lakes District Health Board region. There are 18 people in Bay of Plenty hospitals and one in a Lakes hospital.

There are 53 new imported cases of Covid-19.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 4,939– last Monday it was 5,921.

“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 advice 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: e.g., 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. Healthy eating 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. COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone and flu vaccination is free for many people. It’s also a good time to check that children are up to date with all their routine free vaccinations especially measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

Covid-19 deaths

“Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of nine 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 1,415 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, two from the Bay of Plenty, two from Wellington, two from Canterbury and one from South Canterbury.”

One person was in their 40s, one was in their 60s, one was in their 70s, four were in their 80s and two were aged over 90. Of these people, six 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: 4,028,206 first doses; 3,980,392 second doses; 32,789 third primary doses; 2,674,026 booster doses: 263,790 paediatric first doses and 130,363 paediatric second doses.
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 11 first doses; 22 second doses; 0 third primary doses; 316 booster doses; 15 paediatric first doses and 256 paediatric second doses.

People vaccinated

  • All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,288 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,753 second dose (95.2%), 2,651,945 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.8% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,591 first dose (91.3%); 504,883 second dose (88.4%), 239,059 boosted (of the 18+ population) (55.9% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,251 first dose (98.5%); 277,493 second dose (96.8%), 143,833 boosted (of the 18+ population) (59.7% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17-year-old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 12,356 boosted (12.5% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17-year-old booster uptake (Māori): 1,162 boosted (6% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17-year-old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 722 boosted (7.2% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,376 first dose (54.7%); 126,948 second dose (26.7%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,109 first dose (35.6%); 14,847 second dose (12.8%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,800 first dose (48.2%); 8,084 second dose (16.4%)

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 (91.1%); 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 (69.3%)
  • 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.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: total number 391: Northland: 9; Waitematā: 43; Counties Manukau: 46; Auckland: 60; Waikato: 23; Bay of Plenty: 18; Lakes: 1; Tairāwhiti: 3; Hawke’s Bay: 6; Taranaki: 18; Whanganui: 5; MidCentral: 30; Wairarapa: 0; Hutt Valley: 31; Capital and Coast: 21; Nelson Marlborough: 7; Canterbury: 41; South Canterbury: 4; West Coast: 0; Southern: 25.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 59
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 3
  • *Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital: Unvaccinated or not eligible (37 cases / 16%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (1 case / 0.5%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (37 cases / 16%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (150 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: 4,939
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 5,921
  • Number of new community cases: 4,024
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 102
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 3,922
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (91), Auckland (1,250), Waikato (257), Bay of Plenty (157), Lakes (46), Hawke’s Bay (114), MidCentral (113), Whanganui (50), Taranaki (112), Tairāwhiti (22), Wairarapa (47), Capital and Coast (388), Hutt Valley (190), Nelson Marlborough (168), Canterbury (594), South Canterbury (60), Southern (336), West Coast (28), Unknown (1).
  • Number of new imported cases: 53
  • Number of active community cases (total): 34,554 (cases identified in the past seven days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,270,812

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): 1,980
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 7,678
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,334
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 20 June 2022): 1.2 million (Please note: this number is not updated over the weekend).

 




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