Today we are reporting 21,616 new community cases, 960 people in hospital with the virus, and two COVID-19 related deaths.
Today’s case number is higher than yesterday’s number however it’s not unexpected to see variability. It’s also not unusual to have a lower number of tests on a weekend compared to the number of tests on a weekday and this can have a follow on impact for cases identified. The three day rolling average of community cases is currently 17,136 and the seven day rolling average is 19,226.
Getting boosted remains one of the best defences against Omicron. 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 boosted will not only reduce your risk of severe illness, but it will also help to protect our most vulnerable communities.
COVID-19 related deaths
Sadly, we are today reporting the deaths of two people with COVID-19. Of these people, one death occurred in Southern and one in Capital & Coast DHBs. Both people, one man and one woman, were aged over 70.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the patients’ family and friends.
Out of respect, we will be making no further comment.
Testing continues to play an important part in our response to COVID-19.
If you’re symptomatic, please stay at home and get a test.
If you’re unsure whether or not to get a test, please contact your health professional or Health on 0800 358 5453 and follow advice.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to isolate for 7 days. You do not need to be retested after your initial positive result. If you still have symptoms after 7 days, stay home until you feel better and then wait another 24 hours.
Your household contacts should also stay at home, have tests at day 3 and 7 or if they develop symptoms.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
• Vaccines administered to date: 4,022,990 first doses; 3,969,211 second doses; 34,340 third primary doses; 2,522,474 booster doses: 254,654 paediatric first doses and 11,778 paediatric second doses
• Vaccines administered yesterday: 224 first doses; 478 second doses; 47 third primary doses; 5,954 booster doses; 360 paediatric first doses and 3,520 paediatric second doses.
• Cases in hospital: total number 960: Northland: 23; North Shore: 187; Middlemore: 245; Auckland: 200; Waikato: 77; Bay of Plenty: 35; Lakes: 9; Tairāwhiti: 1, Hawke’s Bay: 23; Taranaki: 14; MidCentral: 20; Whanganui: 2; Hutt Valley: 22; Capital and Coast: 33; Wairarapa: 7; Nelson Marlborough: 12; Canterbury: 33; South Canterbury: 3; Southern: 14.
• Average age of current hospitalisations: 58
• Cases in ICU or HDU: 22
• Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (103 cases / 18%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (18 cases / 3%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (195 cases / 33%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (190 cases / 32%); unknown (79 cases / 14%)
*The figures show that just under 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, 14% have had no doses of the vaccine and are four times over-represented in our hospitalisation figures.
• Seven day rolling average of community cases: 19,226
• Number of new community cases: 21,616
• Number of new community cases (PCR): 317
• Number of new community cases (RAT): 21,316
• Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (708), Auckland (6,085), Waikato (2,062), Bay of Plenty (1,424), Lakes (633), Hawke’s Bay (1,111), MidCentral (888), Whanganui (276), Taranaki (510), Tairāwhiti (446), Wairarapa (229), Capital and Coast (1,584), Hutt Valley (987), Nelson Marlborough (524), Canterbury (2,642), South Canterbury (217), Southern (1,238), West Coast (43); Unknown (9)
• Number of new cases identified at the border: 17
• Number of active community cases (total): 193,108 (cases identified in the past 10 days and not yet classified as recovered)
• Confirmed cases (total): 398,329
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): 2,529
• Number of Rapid Antigen Tests taken total (last 24 hours): 51,110
• PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days incl 14/03/22): 3,722
• Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 15/03/22): 12.3 million.
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