Today we are reporting 7,347 community cases, 363 hospitalisations and 24 deaths.
Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,555 – last Friday it was 7,540.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 24 people with COVID-19. The deaths being reported today include 12 people who have died over the past three days and an additional 12 people who have died since 6 April.
Delays to reporting can be associated with people dying with COVID-19, rather than from COVID-19, and COVID being discovered only after they have died.
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 845 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; one person was from Northland, eight from Auckland; four from Waikato; one from Bay of Plenty; one from Lakes DHB area; one from Taranaki; one from MidCentral; two from the Greater Wellington region; two from Canterbury and three from Southern.
Two people were in their 40s; one in their 50s, one in their 60s; seven in their 70s; eight in their 80s and five were aged over 90.
Of these people, 13 were female and 11 were male.
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: 4,026,771 first doses; 3,978,298 second doses; 31,894 third primary doses; 2,635,416 booster doses: 261,769 paediatric first doses and 117,662 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 26 first doses; 75 second doses; 30 third primary doses; 1,123 booster doses; 33 paediatric first doses and 270 paediatric second doses
- All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,055,805 first dose (96.4%); 4,006,708 second dose (95.2%), 2,630,661 boosted (70.9% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,057 first dose (91.2%); 504,110 second dose (88.3%), 235,148 boosted (54.4% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 281,930 first dose (98.3%); 277,061 second dose (96.6%), 140,187 boosted (56.7% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 258,934 first dose (54.4%); 114,866 second dose (24.1%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,825 first dose (35.3%); 13,129 second dose (11.4%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,509 first dose (47.6%); 6,593 second dose (13.3%)
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 (90.1%); second dose (88.1%); boosted (67.5%)
- Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); 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 (70.8%)
- Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.4%)
- Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (65.7%)
- Lakes DHB: first dose (93.1%); second dose (91.4%); boosted (66.1%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (71.9%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.1%); second dose (90.9%); boosted (65.6%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (71.2%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (69.5%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (67.8%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95%); boosted (72.8%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.3%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (74.7%)
- 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 (71.3%)
- Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.7%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (74.2%)
- South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.7%); second dose (93.7%); boosted (74.2%)
- Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (73%)
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 363: Northland: 11; Waitemata: 40; Counties Manukau: 37; Auckland: 60; Waikato: 31; Bay of Plenty: 20; Lakes: 3; Tairāwhiti: 0; Hawke’s Bay: 15; Taranaki: 6; Whanganui: 4; MidCentral: 14; Wairarapa: 1; Hutt Valley: 3; Capital and Coast: 10; Nelson Marlborough: 11; Canterbury: 66; South Canterbury: 4; West Coast: 1; Southern: 26
- 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 (35 cases / 16%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases / 3%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (70 cases / 31%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (109 cases / 49%); unknown (4 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.
- Seven day rolling average of community cases: 7,555
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,540
- Number of new community cases: 7,347
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 248
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 7,099
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (234), Auckland (2,346), Waikato (443), Bay of Plenty (189), Lakes (106), Hawke’s Bay (212), MidCentral (272), Whanganui (83), Taranaki (226), Tairāwhiti (66), Wairarapa (100), Capital and Coast (482), Hutt Valley (185), Nelson Marlborough (254), Canterbury (1,261), South Canterbury (99), Southern (721), West Coast (64), Unknown (4)
- Number of new cases identified at the border: 79
- Number of active community cases (total): 52,870 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 973,797
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): 3,704
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 14,432
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,415
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 6 May 2022): 1.6 million