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Over 43,000 New Zealanders vaccinated yesterday

Putiputi Martin receiving the Covid-19 vaccination. Photo: Lakes DHB

Yesterday a total of 43,348 vaccine doses were administered in New Zealand, including 30,099 first doses and 13,249 second doses.

Kiwis across the country are also conscientiously scanning the NZ COVID Tracer app with 1,262,555 scans of the app in the past 48 hours to midday yesterday.

Up until midnight last night, more than 2.48 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date in New Zealand.

Of these, 1.57 million are first doses and 910,731 are second doses.

More than 137,000 Māori have received their first vaccination. Of these, more than 92,000 have also had their second vaccinations.

More than 92,000 doses have been administered to Pacific people. Of these, more than 57,000 have also received their second doses.

COVID-19 cases update
There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are four new cases of COVID-19 and two historical cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update on Friday.

Ten previously reported cases have recovered since Friday’s update. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 39.

Since January 1 2021, there have been 119 historical cases, out of a total of 745 cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is five.

The total number of confirmed NZ cases is 2,563. A previously reported case has been reclassified as ‘not a case’ and has been removed from the total number of confirmed cases.

New border cases in New Zealand

Arrival date From   Via   Positive test day/reason   Managed isolation/quarantine location  
10 August* Australia Direct Day 3 / routine Auckland
10 August* Australia Direct Day 3 / routine Auckland
11 August United Kingdom Qatar/ Australia Day 1 / routine Auckland
12 August Hungary via Germany UAE/ Malaysia Day 0 / routine Auckland

*These two cases are in the same travel bubble.

The travel history has been confirmed for the border case reported in Friday’s statement. The traveller’s origin was Malaysia.

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From   Via   Positive test day/reason   Managed isolation/quarantine location  
4 August* India Qatar/ Australia Day 1 / routine Auckland
10 August* Japan Direct Day 0 / routine Auckland

*Both of these cases were under investigation, leading to a delay in reporting.   

Mattina update
The Mattina container ship remains in quarantine in Bluff.

There have been no significant changes since the update on Wednesday.

Testing
The total number of COVID-19 tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,558,680.

Yesterday, 4,577 tests were processed across New Zealand.

The seven-day rolling average is 5,005.

For all testing locations nationwide visit the Healthpoint website.

NZ COVID Tracer
NZ COVID Tracer now has 2,915,258 registered users.

Poster scans have reached 323,477,355 and users have created 12,727,895 manual diary entries.

There have been 1,262,555 scans in the past 48 hours to midday yesterday.


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Booster jabs

Posted on 17-08-2021 07:20 | By

The UK is already planning to start booster jabs very soon. They say it is likely to be needed 6 months after the initial vaccine. They also plan to have vaccine passports. Our Associate Health Minister, when interviewed over the weekend, seemed to have no clue that these sort of things are in the pipeline or will be required. Hoping it goes away by the sound of her. We are not only at the back of the queue, we are falling further behind. NZ is more obsessed with unnecessary MIQ than necessary vaccines.

Finally Some Progress

Posted on 16-08-2021 14:16 | By

Finally some progress. A little bit of good news but still a very long way to go. I do understand that the country took a wait and see approach to vaccination procurement and rollout. It will take more than two months to get all first jabs done at 43,000 per day. Managed Isolation Quarantine must remain in place. Any move to a phased approach to reopening the border with a self-isolation pilot as is planned this year is suicide. Maybe even murder.

Still to little

Posted on 16-08-2021 07:23 | By Kancho

Still very low . A relative who is 88 was told it maybe November as they live in a small town and not easy to get to a vaccination place . The whole thing has been poorly managed time wise we could have and should have been much more advanced. So far dodging many bullets. Soon we will need boosters and hopefully mutations don’t overtake the vaccines. I agree with Winston’s statement this morning. Not a supporter but he’s right on this one.

we are too slow.

Posted on 15-08-2021 19:12 | By hapukafin

Singapore has the same population as us and all adults were vaxed months ago.Over 12 was being done 6 weeks ago.