Woman dies with Covid-19; Waitematā Māori closing on 90% first dose

By Te Ao - Māori News

There are 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the community today and 1 death.

A woman in her 70’s passed away last night at Middlemore hospital.

Of the new community cases 13 are in Auckland, three are in the Waikato with 1 new case in both the Bay of Plenty and Lakes district.

In the Waikato 2 new cases are in Te Kuiti and are known contacts of a previous case, the third case in Hamilton is still being investigated.

The new Bay of Plenty case is in Tauranga and is a linked to a previously reported case in the same household. The lakes case is from Rotorua and authorities say investigations into its origins remain under investigation.

A new vaccine milestone is just a stone's throw away with Waitematā Māori 125 doses from reaching the 90 percent first dose target. The achievement will make it the 8th DHB to reach this milestone.

Cases 

Seven day rolling average of community cases: 48.3 

Number of new community cases: 18 

Number of new cases identified at the border: 16 

Number of new Omicron cases identified at the border: 5, taking total to 54 

Location of new community cases: Auckland (13), Waikato (3), Bay of Plenty (1), and Lakes (1). 

Number of community cases (current community outbreak total): 10,670 

Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 7,966 

Number of active cases (total cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classed as recovered): 1,334 

Confirmed cases (total): 13,562 

Hospitalisations  

Cases in hospital: 54; Auckland: 19; North Shore: 7; Middlemore: 22; Tauranga: 3; Rotorua: 2; Waikato: 1. 

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (19 cases / 46.3%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases / 14.6%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (16 cases/ 39%); unknown (0 cases / 0%). 

Average age of current hospitalisations: 51. 

Cases in ICU or HDU: 8 (2 in Auckland; 3 in Middlemore; 2 in Tauranga, 1 in Rotorua).

COVID-19 vaccine update 

Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,972,045 first doses (94%); 3,837,202 second doses (91%); 28,011 third primary doses; 276,949 booster doses. 

Vaccines administered yesterday: 199 first doses; 1,559 second doses; 46 third primary doses and 2,345 booster doses. 

Māori (percentage of eligible people): 499,066 first doses (87%); 455,191 second doses (80%) 

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 269,224 first doses (94%); 256,127 second doses (89%) 

Vaccination rates by DHB with active cases (percentage of eligible people) 

Northland DHB: First doses (88%); second doses (84%) 

Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (96%); second doses (93%) 

Waikato DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (90%) 

Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (89%) 

Lakes DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (87%) 

Taranaki DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (89%) 

Tairāwhiti DHB: First doses (91%); second doses (85%) 

Hutt Valley DHB: First doses (95%); second doses (92%) 

Canterbury DHB: First doses (98%); second doses (95%) 

Ministry of Health Holiday Reminder

The Ministry of Health is asking everyone to still be vigilant during their holiday break. They are advising to still wear mask and to use the Covid-19 check in and to keep socially distancing.

If you are feeling any symptoms please go and get tested and make sure that you self-isolate while waiting for your result or feeling better.

The vaccine remains our Covid-19 including Omicron, Ministry of Health is asking that if you are eligible to get vaccinated which also includes people that are due the booster shot.