Today we are reporting 6,369 community cases, 362 hospitalisations and 13 deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,924 – last Saturday, it was 7,972.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 13 people with COVID-19.
These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,140 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; five were from the Auckland region, two were from Canterbury, one was from South Canterbury, one was from Nelson Marlborough, two were from the Wellington region, one was from Bay of Plenty, and one was from Southern.
Two people were their 60s, five were in their 70s, three were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90.
Of these people, five were female and eight were male.
This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them.
Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
- Vaccines administered to date: 4,027,444 first doses; 3,979,408 second doses; 32,398 third primary doses; 2,655,488 booster doses: 262,760 paediatric first doses and 123,408 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 33 first doses; 40 second doses; 23 third primary doses; 964 booster doses; 53 paediatric first doses and 250 paediatric second doses
- All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,523 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,787 second dose (95.2%), 2,648,029 boosted (70.6% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,284 first dose (91.3%); 504,497 second dose (88.3%), 237,630 boosted (53.4% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,061 first dose (98.4%); 277,254 second dose (96.7%), 141,941 boosted (56.4% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 259,714 first dose (54.5%); 120,390 second dose (25.3%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 40,976 first dose (35.5%); 13,941 second dose (12.1%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,640 first dose (47.9%); 7,190 second dose (14.6%)
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%); second dose (88%); boosted (67.1%)
- Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); boosted (73.1%)
- Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.7%)
- 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%)
- Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (65.2%)
- Lakes DHB: first dose (92.9%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (65.4%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.3%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (71.5%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.8%); second dose (90.6%); boosted (65.1%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.8%); second dose (90.3%); boosted (70.7%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (69%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.5%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (67.4%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.3%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (72.2%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.1%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (74.3%)
- Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (72.9%)
- West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (70.8%)
- Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (73.8%)
- South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.5%); second dose (93.5%); boosted (73.8%)
- Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (72.8%)
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 362: Northland: 11; Waitemata: 34; Counties Manukau: 31; Auckland: 65; Waikato: 20; Bay of Plenty: 3; Lakes: 5; Tairāwhiti: 3; Hawke’s Bay: 20; Taranaki: 5; Whanganui: 3; MidCentral: 13; **Wairarapa: 2; Hutt Valley: 5; Capital and Coast: 33; Nelson Marlborough: 8; Canterbury: 54; South Canterbury: 11; West Coast: 1; Southern: 35.
- *Average age of current hospitalisations: 58
- Cases in ICU or HDU: 6
- Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (29 cases / 14%); 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 (46 cases / 23%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (113 cases / 56%); Unknown (8 cases / 4%)
* 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.
**Please note that Wairarapa hospital statistics have not been available for two days. Statistics provided are from Thursday 26 May 2022.
- Seven day rolling average of community cases: 6,924
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7,972
- Number of new community cases: 6,369
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 250
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 6,119
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (166), Auckland (2,068), Waikato (480), Bay of Plenty (160), Lakes (125), Hawke’s Bay (173), MidCentral (199), Whanganui (74), Taranaki (215), Tairāwhiti (32), Wairarapa (59), Capital and Coast (512), Hutt Valley (193), Nelson Marlborough (269), Canterbury (981), South Canterbury (135), Southern (452), West Coast (70), Unknown (6)
- Number of new imported cases: 55
- Number of active community cases (total): 48,452 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 1,138,167
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): 3,986
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 12,887
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,007
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 26 May 2022): 1.2 million.