Today we are reporting 4,400 community cases, 371 current hospitalisations, and eight deaths.
The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,779 – last Sunday, it was 6,904.
Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of eight people with COVID-19.
Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,229 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.
Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; two were from the Auckland region; two from Hawke’s Bay; one was from Taranaki, two were from Canterbury and one was from Nelson-Marlborough.
Two people were in their 70s; three in their 80s and three were aged over 90.
Of these people, six were women and two were men.
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.
Queen’s Birthday weekend reminder
The long weekend is always an ideal time to get away and relax with whānau and friends – if you are going away, please remember to have plans in place in the event you contract COVID-19 or you are identified as a household contact of a case.
If you contract COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate and likely remain wherever you test positive or become a household contact, so there may be extra costs involved in paying for additional accommodation and changing your travel plans.
If you have used your own vehicle to travel, you can travel back to your home to isolate, taking public health measures such as maintaining social distance and using self-service petrol stations, to ensure you don’t infect anyone on your way home.
However, if you have used public transport or travelled between islands, you won’t be able to isolate at your own home. It is important you have a plan and the ability to isolate where you are holidaying if you need to do so.
As with all variants of Omicron, the public health advice remains the same. Being up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations remains one of the best defences against COVID-19. Stay home if you’re unwell, get tested if you’re symptomatic, wash and dry your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a mask in indoor public settings – a good rule of thumb is to always wear a mask indoors when not at home.
For guidance in the event you or someone you know tests positive or becomes a household contact, visit the Ministry of Health website.
For more information on mask use at Orange, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
There will be no 1pm update tomorrow due to it being a public holiday. The daily update will resume on Tuesday and will include Monday’s figures.
Vaccinations administered in New Zealand
- Vaccines administered to date: 4,027,731 first doses; 3,979,771 second doses; 32,445 third primary doses; 2,662,547 booster doses: 263,203 paediatric first doses and 125,824 paediatric second doses
- Vaccines administered yesterday: 18 first doses; 30 second doses; 3 third primary doses; 753 booster doses; 59 paediatric first doses and 430 paediatric second doses
- All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,622 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,951 second dose (95.2%), 2,643,209 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.7% of those eligible)
- Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,435 first dose (91.3%); 504,668 second dose (88.4%), 237,610 boosted (of the 18+ population) (55.8% of those eligible)
- Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,136 first dose (98.4%); 277,356 second dose (96.7%), 142,347 boosted (of the 18+ population) (59.3% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year-old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 11,196 boosted (12% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year-old booster uptake (Māori): 1,041 boosted (6% of those eligible)
- 16 to 17 year-old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 590 boosted (6.2% of those eligible)
- 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,027 first dose (54.6%); 122,675 second dose (25.8%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,041 first dose (35.5%); 14,305 second dose (12.4%)
- 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,701 first dose (48%); 7,564 second dose (15.3%)
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%); second dose (88%); boosted (69%)
- Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); boosted (75%)
- Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (68.2%)
- Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (73%)
- Waikato DHB: first dose (95%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (68.1%)
- Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (67%)
- Lakes DHB: first dose (93%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (67.4%)
- MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.3%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (73.5%)
- Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.8%); second dose (90.6%); boosted (67.2%)
- Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.9%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (72.6%)
- Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (70.9%)
- Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (69.3%)
- Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (74.3%)
- Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (81.1%)
- Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (76.4%)
- Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (74.7%)
- West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (72.5%)
- Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (75.8%)
- South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.5%); second dose (93.5%); boosted (75.5%)
- Southern DHB: first dose (98.6%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (74.7%)
*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 371: Northland:10; Waitemata: 50; Counties Manukau: 31; Auckland: 71; Waikato: 26; Bay of Plenty: 5; Lakes: 4; Tairāwhiti: 2; Hawke’s Bay: 10; Taranaki: 5; Whanganui: 1; MidCentral: 13; Wairarapa: 0; Hutt Valley: 23; Capital and Coast; 26; Nelson Marlborough: 13; Canterbury: 49; South Canterbury: 7; West Coast: 3; Southern; 22.
- *Average age of current hospitalisations: 62
- Cases in ICU or HDU: 6
- Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (27 cases / 11.79%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (3 cases / 1.31%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (53 cases / 23.14%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (142 cases / 62.01%); Unknown (4 cases / 1.75%)
*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: 6,779
- Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 6,904
- Number of new community cases: 4,400
- Number of new community cases (PCR): 140
- Number of new community cases (RAT): 4,260
- Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (104), Auckland (1,325), Waikato (352), Bay of Plenty (131), Lakes (59), Hawke’s Bay (132), MidCentral (146), Whanganui (54), Taranaki (104), Tairāwhiti (19), Wairarapa (38), Capital and Coast (429), Hutt Valley (185), Nelson Marlborough (161), Canterbury (676), South Canterbury (73), Southern (367), West Coast (43), Unknown (2)
- Number of new imported cases: 50
- Number of active community cases (total): 47,435 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
- Confirmed cases (total): 1,190,406.
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): 2,522
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 7,682
- PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,056
- Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (as of 4 June 2022): 1.5 million.