Today we are reporting 14,494 new community cases, 896 people in hospital with the virus, and eight COVID-19 related deaths.
We know the Omicron variant can cause serious illness and death either directly or by its impact on other health conditions, particularly for our older and more vulnerable New Zealanders.
Getting vaccinated and boosted will help reduce your risk of severe COVID-19 illness and could save your life.
There continues to be a drop in overall case numbers where for four days last week case numbers were reported at over 20,000 cases and the reduction to 18,699 yesterday has continued to the 14,494 seen today. That fall has been most pronounced in Auckland where reported case numbers have fallen steadily this week from just under 10,000 reported cases on 8 March to just over 4500 today.
The 7-day rolling average of cases – currently 19,771 provides a useful guide to the trend in case numbers – this average has only dipped slightly from yesterday.
COVID-19 related deaths
As stated, the Ministry of Health is today reporting the deaths of eight people with COVID-19. Of these deaths, six occurred in the Auckland region, one in Waikato, and one in Lakes. The total number of publicly reported COVID-19 related deaths to date is now 113.
Of the people who have died that we are announcing today, three people were in their 60s, one was in their 70s, one was their 80s, and three people were in their 90s. Two were male and six were female.
At this sad time, our thoughts are with the whanau and friends of all those who have died.
Out of respect for affected families, we will be making no further comment.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
Vaccines administered to date: 4,022,709 first doses; 3,968,480 second doses; 34,266 third primary doses; 2,513,191 booster doses: 253,956 paediatric first doses and 7,730 paediatric second doses
Vaccines administered yesterday: 162 first doses; 454 second doses; 21 third primary doses; 7,689 booster doses; 1,040 paediatric first doses and 861 paediatric second doses.
All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,068,544 first dose (96.7%); 4,011,347 second dose (95.3%), 2,514,829 boosted (72.8% of those eligible)
Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 520,894 first dose (91.2%); 501,937 second dose (87.9%), 220,226 boosted (59.5% of those eligible)
Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,596 first dose (98.2%); 275,995 second dose (96.3%), 131,748 boosted (59.9% of those eligible)
5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 253,734 first dose (53.3%); 7,591 second dose (1.6%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 39,164 first dose (33.9%); 1,180 second dose (1%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 22,749 first dose (46.1%); 844 second dose (1.7%).
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 (90.5%); second dose (88.2%); boosted (70%)
Auckland Metro DHB: first dose (97.4%); second dose (96.3%); boosted (70.7%)
Waikato DHB: first dose (95.5%); second dose (93.8%); boosted (68.5%)
Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.4%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (69.2%)
Lakes DHB: first dose (93.7%); second dose (91.7%); boosted (69.4%)
MidCentral DHB: first dose (97%); second dose (95.5%); boosted (74.7%)
Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.5%); second dose (91.1%); boosted (69.8%)
Whanganui DHB: first dose (92.5%); second dose (90.7%); boosted (74.4%)
Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.4%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (72.8%)
Taranaki DHB: first dose (95%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (70.1%)
Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.9%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (75.5%)
Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.9%); second dose (98%); boosted (81.2%)
Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (97%); second dose (95.8%); boosted (77.4%)
Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (97%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (76.3%)
West Coast DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (74.2%)
Canterbury DHB**: first dose (100%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (75.5%)
South Canterbury DHB: first dose (95.5%); second dose (94.3%); boosted (76.8%)
Southern DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.1%); boosted (75.2%).
*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
**Percentage is based on 2020 HSU data - a health-specific population denominator. As the population continues to change over time, coverage rates can exceed 100%.
Cases in hospital: total number 896: Northland: 19; North Shore: 174; Middlemore: 214; Auckland: 207; Waikato: 78; Bay of Plenty: 34; Lakes: 11; Tairāwhiti: 3, Hawke’s Bay: 24; Taranaki: 8; MidCentral: 19; Whanganui: 0; Hutt Valley: 16; Capital and Coast: 36; Wairarapa: 7; Nelson Marlborough: 5; Canterbury: 26; Southern: 15.
Average age of current hospitalisations: 57
Cases in ICU or HDU: 18
Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (104 cases / 19%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (17 cases / 3%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (210 cases / 38%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (168 cases / 30%); unknown (57 cases / 10%)
*The figures show that just over 3% of people aged 12 and over in the Northern Region have had no doses of the vaccine, while of those aged 12 and over in Northland and Auckland hospitals with COVID-19 for whom we have vaccination status recorded, 15.6% have had no doses of the vaccine and are five times over-represented in our hospitalisation figures.
Seven day rolling average of community cases: 19,771
Number of new community cases: 14,494
Number of new community cases (PCR): 447
Number of new community cases (RAT): 14,047
Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (440), Auckland (4,509), Waikato (1,420), Bay of Plenty (931), Lakes (394), Hawke’s Bay (597), MidCentral (472), Whanganui (137), Taranaki (355), Tairāwhiti (289), Wairarapa (105), Capital and Coast (1,141), Hutt Valley (845), Nelson Marlborough (376), Canterbury (1,664), South Canterbury (93), Southern (703), West Coast (18); Unknown (5)
Number of new cases identified at the border: 22
Number of active community cases (total): 197,251 (cases identified in the past 10 days and not yet classified as recovered)
Confirmed cases (total): 361,108.
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): 3,186
PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days incl 12/03/22): 4,375
Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 11/03/22): 13.4 million.
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