1.2 million eligible for booster shots from today; 44 people in hospital; 5 in ICU

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From today, anyone aged 18 and over who had their second vaccination at least four months ago can get their booster dose.

People can book an appointment with the COVID Vaccination Healthline team on 0800 28 29 26, or they can visit a walk-in vaccination site. More than 5,300 booster shots were administered yesterday (5,328).

From 17 January 2022, people can book boosters at BookMyVaccine.nz if it’s been four months since their second dose. Those who had their second dose at least 6 months ago, can book an appointment now through Book My Vaccine.

From January 17, children aged between 5-12 will be eligible for the vaccine, those aged 12 and over are already eligible.

Omicron update

We are today reporting 23 cases identified at the border.  While whole genome sequencing of these cases is expected soon, the likelihood is that Omicron will continue to be the most prevalent variant at our borders.

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

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,975,922 first doses (94%); 3,858,117 second doses (92%); 29,250 third primary doses; 339,172 booster doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 403 first doses; 1,410 second doses; 20 third primary doses and 5,328 booster doses.
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 500,775 first doses (88%); 462,658 second doses (81%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 271,497 first doses (95%); 259,634 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: 44; North Shore: 8; Auckland: 14; Middlemore: 17, Tauranga: 4, Rotorua: 1

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (18 cases / 39.1%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (9 cases / 19.6%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (10 cases / 21.7%); 9 unknown (19.6%).

Average age of current hospitalisations: 52

Cases in ICU or HDU: 5 (2 in Middlemore and 3 in Tauranga).

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 36.6
  • Number of new community cases: 17
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 23
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (5), Waikato (3), Bay of Plenty (9)
  • Number of community cases (total): 11.003 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 8285
  • Number of active cases (total): 1,102 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 14,030

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 5,252
  • 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: 77%

Tests

  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 10,450
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 11,387
  • Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 4,396

Wastewater

No unexpected detections

NZ COVID Tracer

Poster scans in the 24 hours to midday yesterday: 1,964,255

Manual diary entries in the 24 hours to midday: 38,090

My Vaccine Pass

  • My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,641,086
  • My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 7,997

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Today’s cases

Today, we are reporting 17 new community cases in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

We are also reporting two cases in Taranaki, which were reported after our cut-off period – so these will be officially added to tomorrow’s tally.

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 five new cases being reported in Auckland today.

Health and welfare providers are now supporting 1,091people to isolate at home, including 303 cases.

Third Omicron case confirmed.

Public health staff are continuing to manage the third case of Omicron who has tested positive with the variant.

They were a household contact of a case and have been in isolation during their infectious period. At this stage there are no locations of interest or exposure events.

The risk to the community from this case has been determined as extremely low.

Waikato

There are three cases in the Waikato today and all are linked. Two of the cases are in Te Kuiti and one is in Hamilton. 

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 supporting 51 cases to isolate at home. 

Bay of Plenty

Today we are reporting nine new cases in Bay of Plenty. All are in the Tauranga area and all are linked to previously reported cases.

Taranaki

Today we are reporting two cases in Taranaki. They are household contacts of each other in Taranaki.

Public health staff are continuing to investigate to determine links to any previously reported cases in the region.

Public health staff are also working to identify any other locations of interest and these will be updated on the Ministry of Health webpage as soon as possible.

The Emergency Department at Taranaki Base Hospital has been identified as an exposure event. The DHB is working with those who may be affected.

At this stage, no staff have had to be stood down.  Anyone at the Emegency Department between Saturday 1 January at 6.30pm and midnight on Sunday 2 January will be considered a casual contact.

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.

Free rapid antigen tests now available for ho…

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If you are symptomatic or a household contact, you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site. “It’s one o… 더보기

60% of Māori boosted; 22,152 community cases;…

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It’s great to see more than 60% of eligible Māori across the motu have now received a booster dose.This milestone is an opportunity to celebrate the m… 더보기

Housing markets continue to weaken as higher …

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CoreLogic's House Price Index (HPI), which is the most robust measure of property value change in the market, shows the NZ property market has weakene… 더보기

More than 23,000 boosters administered; 19,56…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,324 | 2022.03.01
Further increases in cases and hospitalisations are a reminder of the things we can do to slow the spread of Omicron.Getting vaccinated greatly reduce… 더보기

10.8 million rapid antigen tests arrive; 14,6…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,191 | 2022.02.28
Since Friday, 10.8 million Rapid Antigen Tests have arrived in the country. This follows 5.2 million that landed on Thursday.These new RATs will flow … 더보기

Teen smoking falls to record low – new ASH su…

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Smoking rates among 13 and 14-year-olds have fallen to a record low while curiosity-driven vaping has risen, the 2021 ASH Year 10 Survey has found.The… 더보기

70% of eligible Kiwis boosted; 14,941 communi…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,139 | 2022.02.27
More than two thirds of eligible New Zealanders have now had their booster, a huge step in the fight against the spread of Omicron in our communities.… 더보기

13,606 community cases of COVID-19; 263 in ho…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,209 | 2022.02.26
The growth in hospitalisations and patients in ICU is not unexpected, has been planned for and is another reminder that vaccination is our best defenc… 더보기

12,011 community cases of COVID-19; 237 in ho…

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The further increase in cases today is not unexpected given the ongoing spread of Omicron and wider testing achieved from the combined use of Rapid An… 더보기

Bold policy changes needed urgently to shift …

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New statistics out today show very limited progress towards lifting children out of poverty, three years on from the Child Poverty Reduction Act being… 더보기

More than 24,000 boosters administered yester…

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Increasing numbers of cases and hospitalisationsareanother reminder that vaccination is our best defence against the virus.There is growing evidence t… 더보기

More than 2.2 million boosters administered; …

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People in the capital and at the top of the South are leading the charge in getting their booster shots in the fight against Omicron, with 75% of elig… 더보기

Increased Rapid Antigen Test use at community…

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Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be used as the primary test at Auckland community testing centres (CTCs) from today to help meet demand for testing as… 더보기

More than 27,000 boosters administered; 2,846…

댓글 0 | 조회 942 | 2022.02.22
The booster rollout continues with more than 27,770 booster doses administered across the motu yesterday.With Omicron spreading rapidly in New Zealand… 더보기

RATs rollout in Auckland; 2,365 community cas…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,092 | 2022.02.21
More than 2.1 million booster shots have now been given nationally, with more than 15,000 administered on Sunday.Getting the booster dose greatly redu… 더보기

Rapid Antigen Testing in Auckland; 2,522 comm…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,192 | 2022.02.20
Rapid Antigen Testing updateFrom Monday morning, rapid antigen tests will be made available at all Auckland testing sites to those who fit the appropr… 더보기

More than 2.1 million boosters given national…

댓글 0 | 조회 921 | 2022.02.19
More than 2.1 million booster shots have now been given nationally, with over 25,000 administered on Friday.The booster dose is critical in our fight … 더보기

Housing affordability is only getting worse

댓글 0 | 조회 1,193 | 2022.02.19
Surging house prices, rising mortgage rates and low wages growth has led to further deterioration in housing affordability, according to CoreLogic’s b… 더보기

New Zealand's Most Beautiful Towns and Cities

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Iconic kiwi charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful have announced the winners of their Beautiful Awards 2021, including New Zealand's most beautiful towns… 더보기

More than 35,000 boosters administered; MidCe…

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Nearly 370,000 booster doses were administered over a successful Big Boost week, pushing the total number of boosted people past 2 million.The Ministr… 더보기

Dunedin eye surgeon fined for breaching publi…

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The Ministry of Health has issued an infringement notice to a Dunedin eye surgeon for seeing patients while unvaccinated.Dr Deepak Gupta was issued th… 더보기

Australia accepts NZ offer to resettle refuge…

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Amnesty International today welcomes the news that survivors of indefinite detention in the Pacific region will soon become Kiwis. Nine years after th… 더보기

More than 40,000 boosters administered; Hutt …

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The Big Boost push continues to see tens of thousands of people going out to get their booster dose each day. Yesterday, 40,452 booster doses were adm… 더보기

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…

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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…

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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 1,007 | 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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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% …

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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 899 | 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 1,123 | 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; …

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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 1,003 | 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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 1,047 | 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