90% of Hutt Valley DHB residents double-dosed; 80 community cases; 62 people in hospital, 4 in ICU

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There were 18,527 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 2,434 first doses and 6,849 second doses. To date, 94% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 89% are double-dosed.

To minimise the spread of COVID-19 this summer, we all need to play our part. We’re asking everyone to stick to the basics.

Get tested if you’re unwell, even if you’re vaccinated, and stay at home until you receive a negative result.

Be sure to wear a mask or face covering when you’re out and about, keep track of where you have been using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or a manual diary, and have your My Vaccine Pass ready for use wherever it is required.

Finally, if you’re not vaccinated yet, please get your first dose today. Getting vaccinated is the best way for New Zealanders to protect themselves, their loved ones, whānau and communities from COVID-19.

Testing reminder

Unvaccinated people who are asymptomatic and require surveillance COVID-19 testing for travel need to get a supervised rapid antigen test from a pharmacy, within 72 hours of travel.

This testing is for people over the age of 12 years and 3 months who are not fully vaccinated and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and includes unvaccinated people travelling out of Auckland.

Rapid antigen testing at pharmacies is currently only available at no cost for people who are not yet vaccinated and need to get tested for travel.

Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms is asked to get a PCR test at a community testing centre or a GP and stay at home until a negative result is returned.

People who are vaccinated do not need to get a rapid antigen test or a PCR test for travel, so long as they carry their My Vaccine Pass.

People getting tested for the right reasons at the right places will help ensure that test results continue to be returned in a timely way.

The location and hours of pharmacies offering rapid antigen tests will be available from Healthpoint.

Omicron close contacts

Several members of a flight crew have been identified as close contacts of a Omicron variant case in Australia. These crew members arrived in New Zealand last night and are in a MIQ facility, as per standard international air crew arrival procedure. 

 COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,952,372 first doses (94%); 3,758,735 second doses (89%); 21,394 third primary doses; 165,145 booster doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 2,434 first doses; 6,849 second doses; 610 third primary doses and 8,634 booster doses.
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 491,768 first doses (86%); 430,329 second doses (75%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 267,077 first doses (93%); second doses 248,479 (87%)

Vaccination rates by DHB with active cases (percentage of eligible people)

  • Northland DHB: First doses (87%); second doses (81%)
  • Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (95%); second doses (92%)
  • Waikato DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (88%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (86%)
  • Lakes DHB: First doses (91%); second doses (84%)
  • Taranaki DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (86%)
  • MidCentral DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (89%)
  • Whanganui DHB: First doses (90%); second doses (83%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (87%)
  • Nelson-Marlborough DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (88%)
  • Canterbury DHB: First doses (97%); second doses (93%)

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: 62; North Shore: 12; Auckland: 20; Middlemore: 26; Waikato: 2; Tauranga: 2
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (34 cases / 62%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (9 cases / 16%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (11 cases/ 20%); unknown (1 case / 2%)
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 49
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 4 (2 in Auckland; 2 in Middlemore)
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Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 90
  • Number of new community cases: 80
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 2
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (51), Waikato (21), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (1).
  • Number of community cases (total): 9,890 (in current community outbreak)
  • Number of active cases (total): 6,863
  • Confirmed cases (total): 12,698
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 7,254

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total):: 6,703
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 84%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 76%

Tests

  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 20,292
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 25,998
  • Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 14,465

Wastewater

  • Wastewater detections: No unexpected results to report

NZ COVID Tracer

  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,847,253
  • Manual diary entries in 24 hours to midday: 42,093

My Vaccine Pass

  • My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,221,183
  • My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 41,331

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