Today we are reporting 9,109 community cases, 481 hospitalisations and 20 deaths.
Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,943 – last Tuesday it was 8,085.
With the new school term underway, it’s a timely reminder for people to continue to follow public health advice to stay at home and stay away from school or work if you’re feeling unwell. Another way to protect you and your whānau is to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so.
Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whānau and their friends from the virus.
Please if you are due for a vaccination, whether it be a second shot or booster, make an appointment today.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 20 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include people who have died over the previous eight days.
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 777 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 13.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; one person was from Northland, one from Auckland; two from Waikato; two from Bay of Plenty; four from Tairawhiti; four from the Greater Wellington region; five from Canterbury and one from Southern.
One person was in their 50s; three in their 60s; three in their 70s; eight in their 80s and five were aged over 90.
Of these people, 12 were women and eight were men.
This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time.
Out of respect, we will be making no further comment.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
Vaccines administered to date: 4,026,660 first doses; 3,978,057 second doses; 31,811 third primary doses; 2,632,058 booster doses: 261,663 paediatric first doses and 116,823 paediatric second doses
Vaccines administered yesterday: 19 first doses; 51 second doses; 16 third primary doses; 1,209 booster doses; 45 paediatric first doses and 312 paediatric second doses
All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,056,295 first dose (96.4%); 4,007,076 second dose (95.2%), 2,627,965 boosted (70.9% of those eligible)
Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,032 first dose (91.2%); 504,066 second dose (88.3%), 234,718 boosted (54.5% of those eligible)
Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,877 first dose (98.3%); 276,992 second dose (96.6%), 139,997 boosted (56.9% of those eligible)
5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 258,864 first dose (54.3%); 114,062 second dose (23.9%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,815 first dose (35.3%); 12,956 second dose (11.2%)
5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,499 first dose (47.6%); 6,536 second dose (13.2%)
Vaccination rates for all DHBs
Northland DHB: first dose (90.1%); second dose (88%); boosted (67.6%)
Auckland DHB: first dose (99.2%); second dose (98.3%); boosted (72.9%)
Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.8%)
Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (70.7%)
Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.5%)
Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.5%); boosted (65.8%)
Lakes DHB: first dose (93.2%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (66.2%)
MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (72%)
Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.1%); second dose (90.9%); boosted (65.8%)
Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71.4%)
Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (69.6%)
Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (68%)
Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95%); boosted (72.8%)
Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.3%)
Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (74.8%)
Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.2%)
West Coast DHB: first dose (92.7%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (71.4%)
Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.7%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (74.3%)
South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.7%); second dose (93.7%); boosted (74.3%)
Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (73.1%)
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 or 16 and 17 year olds who have become eligible 6 months after having their second dose.
Cases in hospital: total number 481: Northland: 30; Waitemata: 75; Counties Manukau: 70; Auckland: 90; Waikato: 33; Bay of Plenty: 27; Lakes: 2; Tairāwhiti: 0; Hawke’s Bay: 11; Taranaki: 4; Whanganui: 1; MidCentral: 8; Wairarapa: 1; Hutt Valley: 5; Capital and Coast: 13; Nelson Marlborough: 9; Canterbury: 70; South Canterbury: 3; West Coast: 1; Southern: 28
*Average age of current hospitalisations: 59
Cases in ICU or HDU: 10
Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (40 cases / 16%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (5 cases / 2%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (77 cases / 30%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (128 cases / 50%); unknown (5 cases / 2%)
*Please note the average age of current hospitalisations is for the Northern Region admissions only at this stage. This data is recorded and extracted from the same source as the vaccination status of patients in Northern Region hospitals.
We are currently working on a data solution which would include the average age of current hospitalisations from additional DHBs.
Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,943
Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 8,085
Number of new community cases: 9,109
Number of new community cases (PCR): 194
Number of new community cases (RAT): 8,915
Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (266), Auckland (2,678), Waikato (547), Bay of Plenty (280), Lakes (167), Hawke’s Bay (283), MidCentral (365), Whanganui (121), Taranaki (249), Tairāwhiti (88), Wairarapa (89), Capital and Coast (437), Hutt Valley (433), Nelson Marlborough (332), Canterbury (1,586), South Canterbury (161), Southern (947), West Coast (78), Unknown (2)
Number of new cases identified at the border: 128
Number of active community cases (total): 55,588 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
Confirmed cases (total): 949,323
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): 3,400
Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 18,470
PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,451
Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 3 May 2022): 1.6 million