Covid-19: 43 MIQ, 25 community, 22 in hospital

On Monday, the vaccine will be available for 5 to 11-year-olds to get protected against Covid-19. Photo: File.

The Ministry of Health are reporting that there are 25 new community cases of Covid-19, 43 new cases identified at the border, 22 people are in hospital and two are in ICU. A border worker has been confirmed as an Omicron case.

Fifteen of the new community cases are in Auckland, with one in Northland, two in Waikato, three in Bay of Plenty, two in Lakes, one in Hawke’s Bay and one in Wellington.

Of the 22 cases in hospital, five are in North Shore, eight are in Auckland, eight are in Middlemore and one is in Tauranga Hospital.

More than 22,000 booster doses were administered on Saturday.

“New Zealand’s vaccine rollout remains our key defence against all variants of Covid-19, including Omicron,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“With 93 per cent of the eligible population now double-dosed, and the booster programme underway, New Zealanders are well protected. We want vaccinations to continue to increase and ask everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.

“This is also a timely reminder for people over the age of 18 to get their booster shot if it has been four months since their last vaccine dose.”

On Monday, the vaccine will be available for 5 to 11-year-olds to get protected against Covid-19. “We encourage all parents with children in this age group to take them to get vaccinated. A full list of vaccination centres can be found on the Healthpoint website.”

Today’s cases

The Ministry of Health is reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, and Wellington.

*One of the cases being reported in Hawke’s Bay was first announced by the DHB yesterday, and a second case being announced today will be officially included in the numbers tomorrow.

Regional updates

"We are continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please stay at home until you return a negative test result. We are also asking people to regularly check the as these are regularly updated and to follow the advice provided."

Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Please also continue to check for any updated Locations of Interest and appropriate health advice, updated regularly at Contact tracing locations of interest.

Northland

There is one new case to report in Whangārei today. The case is still under investigation for any links to previously reported cases. There are currently five active cases in Northland.

Auckland

There are 15 cases to report in Auckland today. Health and welfare providers are now supporting 892 people in the region to isolate at home, including 188 cases.

Bay of Plenty

There are three new cases in Western Bay of Plenty to report. Two of these cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other remains under investigation for links to previously reported cases.

Lakes

There are two community cases to report in Rotorua today. Investigations are underway to determine any links to previously reported cases.

Waikato

There are two new cases in the Waikato today, one in Hamilton and one in Ngāruawāhia. One of these cases has been linked to a previously reported case and one remains under investigation.

In the Waikato, Public Health, primary care and manaaki providers are supporting 24 cases to isolate at home.

Hawke’s Bay

There are two new community cases to announce in Hastings today.

One was first announced by the district health board yesterday and is included in today’s numbers. The other case was notified after the daily cut-off for reporting and will be officially included in tomorrow’s number.

The first case is being investigated for links to previously reported cases, and the second case is household contact of the first.

Locations of interest linked to this case have been published on the Ministry of Health website already and people who have spent time in the area are asked to check the website for any new locations, which will be added as they are confirmed.

Both cases are now isolating with public health and welfare support.

Wellington

There is one case to report in Wellington City today. The case is a close contact of a previously reported case in Auckland and was already isolating when they tested positive.

The Wellington region has 12 active cases, including five in Wellington, three in the Hutt Valley and four in Wairarapa.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,988,847 first doses (95%); 3,895,725 second doses (93%); 35,481 third primary doses; 742,123 booster doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 906 first doses; 1,923 second doses; 256 third primary doses and 22,149 booster doses.
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 506,214 first doses (89%); 475,387 second doses (83%).
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 274,363 first doses (96%); 264,945 second doses (92%).

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

  • Northland DHB: First doses (89%); second doses (86%)
  • Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (97%); second doses (95%)
  • Waikato DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (92%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (91%)
  • Lakes DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (89%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: First doses (95%); second doses (92%)
  • Wairarapa DHB: First doses (96%); second doses (93%)
  • Capital and Coast DHB: First doses (98%); second doses (97%)
  • Hutt Valley DHB: First doses (96%); second doses (94%)
  • Canterbury DHB: First doses (99%); second doses (97%)

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: 22; North Shore: 5; Auckland: 8; Middlemore: 8; Tauranga: 1.
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (6 cases / 30%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 case / 30%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (7 cases / 35%); unknown (1 case / 5%).
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 51
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 2; Middlemore: 1; Tauranga: 1

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 24
  • Seven day rolling average of border cases: 32
  • Number of new community cases: 25
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 43
  • Location of new community cases: Northland (1), Auckland (15), Waikato (2), Bay of Plenty (3), Lakes (2), Hawke’s Bay (1)*, Wellington (1)
  • Number of community cases (total): 11,306 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 8587
  • Number of active cases (total): 554 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 14,694

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 4,800
  • Percentage who has received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 80%
  • Percentage who has returned at least one result: 80%

Tests

  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 13,816
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 15,200
  • Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 7655

Wastewater

No unexpected results.

NZ COVID Tracer

  • Poster scans in the 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,572,508
  • Manual diary entries in the 24 hours to midday: 36,867

My Vaccine Pass

  • My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,796,633
  • My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 9,527

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Current MIQ/F

30/12/2021

Australia

Direct

Day 15 / Routine

Auckland

30/12/2021

Australia

Direct

Day 15 / Routine

Auckland

30/12/2021

Australia

Direct

Day 15 / Routine

Auckland

6/01/2022

France

United Arab Emirates

Day 8 / Routine

Auckland

6/01/2022

France

United Arab Emirates

Day 8 / Routine

Auckland

6/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 8 / Routine

Auckland

7/01/2022

United States of America

Direct

Day 7 / Routine

Auckland

8/01/2022

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Day 5 / Routine

Auckland

8/01/2022

United States of America

Fiji

Day 5 / Routine

Auckland

8/01/2022

Fiji

Direct

Day 5 / Routine

Auckland

10/01/2022

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Day 3 / Routine

Auckland

11/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 3 / Routine

Auckland

11/01/2022

Fiji

Direct

Day 2 / Routine

Auckland

11/01/2022

Fiji

Direct

Day 2 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United States of America

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Christchurch

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United States of America

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Christchurch

13/01/2022

Australia

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United States of America

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Christchurch

13/01/2022

Australia

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

13/01/2022

Ireland

Malaysia

Day 1 / Routine

Auckland

14/01/2022

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 0 / Routine

Auckland

14/01/2022

United States of America

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Auckland

14/01/2022

United Arab Emirates

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Auckland

14/01/2022

Australia

Direct

Day 0 / Routine

Auckland

 

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