Increase in booster shots; 31 community cases; 53 people in hospital; 6 in ICU

Increase in booster shots; 31 community cases; 53 people in hospital; …

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Close to 4,500 booster shots were administered yesterday (4,494), a jump of more than 1,500 on the day before.

This increase provides a timely reminder that from tomorrow (Wednesday 5 January), the interval between second doses and boosters reduces from six months to four months.

This means anyone aged 18 and over who had their second vaccination at least four months ago can have their booster dose.

COVID-19 testing also increased in the last 24 hours, with around 1,000 more tests administered than the previous day.

Omicron update

We are today reporting 29 cases identified at the border.  While still awaiting whole genome sequencing of these cases, it is expected that some of these cases will be the Omicron variant.

This variant of COVID-19 continues to be having a significant impact globally, so is not unexpected to see an increase of cases identified at the border.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,975,528 first doses (94%); 3,856,703 second doses (92%); 29,226 third primary doses; 333,820 booster doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 363 first doses; 1,306 second doses; 25 third primary doses and 4,494 booster doses.
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 500,643 first doses (88%); 462,192 second doses (81%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 271,432 first doses (95%); 259,464 second doses (91%)

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

  • Northland DHB: First doses (89%); second doses (84%)
  • Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (96%); second doses (94%)
  • Waikato DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (90%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (90%)
  • Lakes DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (88%)
  • Taranaki DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (89%)
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: First doses (91%); second doses (86%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: First doses (95%); second doses (91%)
  • Canterbury DHB: First doses (98%); second doses (95%)

Hospitalisations

Cases in hospital: 53; North Shore: 9; Auckland: 16; Middlemore: 22; Tauranga: 5 Rotorua: 1

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (20 cases / 46.5%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (8 cases / 18.6%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (14 cases / 32.6%); 1 unknown (2.3%).

Average age of current hospitalisations: 53

Cases in ICU or HDU: 6 (3 in Middlemore; 3 in Tauranga)

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 43.4
  • Number of new community cases: 31
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 29
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (14), Waikato (1), Bay of Plenty (12), Lakes (4)
  • Number of community cases (total): 10,985 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 8,268
  • Number of active cases (total): 1,143 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 13,992

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 5,426
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 83%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 78%

Tests

  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 8,661
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 11,148
  • Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 3,956

Wastewater

No unexpected detections

NZ COVID Tracer

Poster scans in the 24 hours to midday yesterday: 1,920,212

Manual diary entries in the 24 hours to midday: 39,515

My Vaccine Pass

  • My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,633,089
  • My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 7,572

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Today’s cases

Today, we are reporting new community cases in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Lakes.

Regional updates

We are continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please stay at home until you return a negative test result.

Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Auckland

There are 14 new cases being reported in Auckland today.

Health and welfare providers are now supporting 1,174 people to isolate at home, including 340 cases.

Household contact of border-related case tests positive

Today we are reporting a third border-related case with the Omicron variant.

Today’s case is a household contact of the Air New Zealand crew member who tested positive last week with the Omicron variant.

The household contact has been in isolation during their symptomatic period. Public health staff are continuing to investigate however at this stage there are no locations of interest or exposure events.

The household contact has now been transferred to a MIQ facility. The second household contact, who’s also in isolation, continues to test negative.

The case is fully vaccinated.

Waikato

There is one new case in Waikato today. The case is in Waharoa and has been linked to previous cases.

Pop-up testing sites are operating in Waihi and Whitianga today. For details of all dedicated testing sites operating over the holiday period, please visit the DHB page or DHB Facebook page.

Public Health staff, primary care and manaaki providers in the region are currently supporting 56 cases to isolate at home.

Bay of Plenty

There are twelve new cases to report in Bay of Plenty today.  Eleven of these cases are in Tauranga and one case in the Western Bay of Plenty district.

Of today’s cases, eight are linked to previously reported cases, and the rest are being investigated for potential links.

Lakes

There are four new cases to report in Rotorua. All cases are linked to previously reported cases.

Updated information

Some statistics posted on the Ministry of Health website yesterday were incorrect due a coding error. The figures relating to the vaccination status of hospitalised cases have been updated.

Media releases over the Christmas break

Over the Christmas break there will be regular COVID-19 updates published and tweeted each day apart from:

  • Saturday 8 January.

Rapid Antigen Test rollout update

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More than 3 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) have been distributed across New Zealand for workers who keep New Zealand’s critical services and suppl… 더보기

New Zealanders advised to get boosted and kee…

댓글 0 | 조회 494 | 2022.02.17
The best thing New Zealanders can do as we move into Phase 2 of our response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is get boosted and give each other som… 더보기

More than two million boosters given; 1160 co…

댓글 0 | 조회 526 | 2022.02.16
The Big Boost Week continues to see tens of thousands of people going out to get their booster dose each day. Yesterday,46,156booster doses were admin… 더보기

More than 47,000 boosters given yesterday; 74…

댓글 0 | 조회 483 | 2022.02.15
The Big Boost Week continues to see tens of thousands of people going out to get their booster dose each day. Yesterday, 47,573 booster doses were adm… 더보기

New requirements for arrivals from Tonga

댓글 0 | 조회 453 | 2022.02.15
Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, Tonga does not currently meet criteria to be eligible for quarantine-free travel (QFT) into Aotearoa NewZealand, Dir… 더보기

More than 20,000 boosters given yesterday; 98…

댓글 0 | 조회 394 | 2022.02.14
The Big Boost Week continues to see tens of thousands of people going out to get their booster dose each day. Yesterday, 20,739 boosters doses were ad… 더보기

More than 49,000 boosters given yesterday; 81…

댓글 0 | 조회 480 | 2022.02.13
The sharp increase in new cases today is another reminder that, as expected, the highly transmissible Omicron variant is now spreading in our communit… 더보기

More than 57,000 boosters given yesterday; 45…

댓글 0 | 조회 472 | 2022.02.12
Tairāwhiti has reached two vaccination milestones today; their eligible population reached 90% fully vaccinated –the 18thDHB to do so – and it’s eligi… 더보기

More than 50,000 boosters given yesterday; 44…

댓글 0 | 조회 447 | 2022.02.11
The Big Boost continues today, promoting the booster dose to anyone over 18 who has had their second dose more than 3 months ago. Many vaccination cen… 더보기

Retail the latest victim of the crime epidemi…

댓글 0 | 조회 597 | 2022.02.11
Statistics released under the OIA to the Dairy and Business Owners Group show a crime epidemic that is crippling small retail businesses around the co… 더보기

More than 56,000 boosters given yesterday; 30…

댓글 0 | 조회 406 | 2022.02.10
The Big Boost Week is now in full swing with 56,257 booster doses administered across New Zealand yesterday, bringing the total so far to more than 1.… 더보기

Record rent increase under Labour

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New data released this week shows that Labour has presided over the single worst yearly increase in rents since records began, National's Housing spok… 더보기

Big Boost Week kicks off; all DHBs reach 90% …

댓글 0 | 조회 540 | 2022.02.09
Today we start a national week of action called ‘The Big Boost’ wherewe’re makingit as easy as possible to get your booster, with pop-up vaccination c… 더보기

More than 200,000 paediatric doses and over 1…

댓글 0 | 조회 396 | 2022.02.08
There were 18,655 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,605,815. Also, 1,502 paediatric doses were given yesterday, brin… 더보기

Business Credit Demand drops by 7.3% during t…

댓글 0 | 조회 658 | 2022.02.08
Equifax NZ Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index: December 2021- Overall business credit enquiries decreased by -7.3% (vs Dec quarter 2020)- Business… 더보기

Almost 25,000 booster doses on Waitangi Day; …

댓글 0 | 조회 405 | 2022.02.07
There were 24,935 booster doses administered on Waitangi Day yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,586,950. Also, 1,706 paediatric doses were given… 더보기

More than 48,000 booster doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 454 | 2022.02.06
There were 48,947 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,561,837. Also, 4,807 paediatric doses were given yesterday, brin… 더보기

Record day for boosters with more than 66,000…

댓글 0 | 조회 527 | 2022.02.05
The continued increase in cases today is a reminder that, as expected, the Omicron variant is spreading in our communities as we have seen in other co… 더보기

Māori now 90% partially vaccinated

댓글 0 | 조회 339 | 2022.02.04
The ninety percent first dose milestone was today achieved by Māori across Aotearoa says Patricia Joseph, Equity Group Manager at Ministry of Health’s… 더보기

Māori to reach 90% first doses today; 209 com…

댓글 0 | 조회 406 | 2022.02.04
Māori across Aotearoa will today reach 90% partial vaccination (first dose). As of 11am this morning, they were just 142 doses away from reaching this… 더보기

More than 36,000 boosters given yesterday; 14…

댓글 0 | 조회 457 | 2022.02.03
There were 36,230 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,399,350. Also, 5,725 paediatric doses were given yesterday, brin… 더보기

More than 38,000 boosters given yesterday; 14…

댓글 0 | 조회 421 | 2022.02.02
There were38,332booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to1,362,811. Also,8,636paediatric doses were given yesterday, bringing … 더보기

Auckland Council extends vaccine pass require…

댓글 0 | 조회 591 | 2022.02.02
The move to Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework does not change the requirement for vaccine passes at staffed facilities,” Mayor Phil Goff say… 더보기

Auckland is at Red – here’s what you need to …

댓글 0 | 조회 570 | 2022.02.02
Tāmaki Makaurau and the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s traffic light system.At Red … 더보기

Property values surprise on the upside, posti…

댓글 0 | 조회 990 | 2022.02.02
CoreLogic's House Price Index (HPI), which is the most complete and robust measure of property value change in the market, shows some momentum remains… 더보기

More than 22,000 boosters given yesterday; 12…

댓글 0 | 조회 360 | 2022.02.01
There were 22,508 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,324,160. Also, 5,826 paediatric doses were given yesterday, brin… 더보기

More than 13,000 boosters given yesterday; 91…

댓글 0 | 조회 499 | 2022.01.31
There were also 13,376 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,300,364. Also, 4,208 paediatric doses were given yesterday,… 더보기

Firefighters tackling vegetation fire near Me…

댓글 0 | 조회 299 | 2022.01.31
About 70 firefighters are working to extinguish a vegetation fire near Meremere 20th January night.Fire and Emergency Incident Controller Thomas Harre… 더보기

More than 30,000 boosters given yesterday; 10…

댓글 0 | 조회 395 | 2022.01.30
Yesterday 9,108 paediatric doses were given, bringing the total to 159,296. There were also 30,146 booster doses, taking the total administered to dat… 더보기

More than 150 thousand paediatric vaccines gi…

댓글 0 | 조회 525 | 2022.01.29
Yesterday 12,860 paediatric doses were administered, bringing the total to 150,207.Nelson Marlborough is only five first doses short of partially vacc… 더보기

Auckland Council agrees vaccination policy fo…

댓글 0 | 조회 581 | 2022.01.29
Auckland Council has agreed its vaccination policy for contractors working for or on behalf of the council.From Monday 31 January 2022, all contractor… 더보기

More than 1.2 million boosters now given; 105…

댓글 0 | 조회 569 | 2022.01.28
The West Coast has become the 17thDHB to fully vaccinate more than 90% of its residents with two doses.Yesterday 13,112 paediatric doses were administ… 더보기

More than 120,000 first doses for 5-11s; 90% …

댓글 0 | 조회 424 | 2022.01.27
Canterbury has become the third DHB to fully vaccinate more than 90% of eligible Māori.More than four million first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have n… 더보기

Omicron likely to trigger national emergency,…

댓글 0 | 조회 556 | 2022.01.27
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it’s worried the country’s health system, which is already in critical condition, could be completely … 더보기

More than 100,000 first doses for 5-11s; 90% …

댓글 0 | 조회 550 | 2022.01.26
Auckland has become the second DHB to fully vaccinate 90% of Māori within their rohe.South Canterbury has become the ninth DHB area to vaccinate 90% o… 더보기

NZ Compare announces the acquisition of Price…

댓글 0 | 조회 535 | 2022.01.26
The Award Winning, Deloitte Fast 500 business Global Compare Group Limited, known locally as NZ Compare (https://www.nzcompare.com/) has today announc… 더보기

Record day for boosters and paediatric doses;…

댓글 0 | 조회 375 | 2022.01.25
Today, we are reporting 56,788 boosters administered yesterday, the highest number in one day so far, bringing the total to 1,053,055.Similarly, yeste… 더보기

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

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Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways.Discover our region's natural wonders as yo… 더보기

More than a million booster doses given; 25 c…

댓글 0 | 조회 376 | 2022.01.24
More than 1 million booster doses have now been administered – 57% of those who are due.Boosters lower your chances of COVID-19, including the Omicron… 더보기

More than 40,000 booster doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 400 | 2022.01.24
The nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Tasman region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the sam… 더보기

Ministry announcing two new cases in Northlan…

댓글 0 | 조회 730 | 2022.01.23
Northland DHB has this evening informed the Ministry of two new COVID-19 cases.One of the cases is linked to a known case and was in isolation as a cl… 더보기

More than 58,000 vaccine doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 405 | 2022.01.22
We are continuing to encourage as many people as are eligible to get their booster shots and paediatric vaccinations. Yesterday 42,319 boosters were g… 더보기

More than 900,000 boosters given to date; 23 …

댓글 0 | 조회 357 | 2022.01.21
New Zealand’s vaccine rollout remains our key defence against all variants of COVID-19, including Omicron.There were37,967 boostersadministered yester… 더보기

More than 12,000 doses administered to 5 to 1…

댓글 0 | 조회 423 | 2022.01.20
Today, we are reporting 12,057 first doses of the paediatric Pfizer vaccine administered yesterday to 5 to 11-year-olds, bringing the total 39,829. We… 더보기

More than 13,000 doses administered to 5 to 1…

댓글 0 | 조회 672 | 2022.01.19
Yesterday, 13,028 child (paediatric) vaccine first doses were administered to 5 to 11-year-olds throughout New Zealand. Nearly 30,000 children in this… 더보기

More than 14,000 doses administered to 5 to 1…

댓글 0 | 조회 424 | 2022.01.18
Yesterday, on the first day they became available, 14,367 child (paediatric) vaccine first doses were administered to 5 to 11-year-olds throughout New… 더보기

Vaccination opens for 5–11 year olds; booster…

댓글 0 | 조회 513 | 2022.01.17
Vaccination opens for 5–11 year olds; booster bookings live online; 16 community cases; 30 in hospital; 2 in ICU Child vaccine available from today Th… 더보기

Booster rollout accelerated to protect agains…

댓글 0 | 조회 405 | 2022.01.17
Everyone aged 18 years and older who has received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can now book their free booster dose using BookMyVaccine.nz or by call… 더보기

More than 22,000 booster doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 445 | 2022.01.16
In MIF transmission confirmed as Omicron with clear link to border The positive case reported yesterday in an Auckland MIQ worker has now been linked … 더보기

More than 40,000 booster doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 347 | 2022.01.16
The vaccine remains New Zealand’s key defence against all variants of COVID-19, including Omicron. On Monday, the vaccine will be available for 5 to 1… 더보기