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New community Covid cases rises to 139 today

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There are 139 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today and 64 people in hospital.

Of the cases two are in Waikato, one in Northland and 136 are in Auckland.

There also three new border cases to report.

The Ministry of Health has released further details of the person with Covid-19 who died while self-isolating.

They are a 40-year-old man who was isolating at their Manukau home.  

The ministry says the death has been referred to the Coroner, who will determine whether it was Covid-19 related.

There has been speculation this death was vaccine related but we can confirm it was not, says a statement from the ministry.

“The Northern Region Health Coordination Centre and the Ministry will undertake an incident review of the public health and clinical oversight of this person with independent input.”

They have also provided details on how the home isolation process works.

Following a positive test, a public health assessment is undertaken on a case to determine whether a person should isolate at home or at an MIQ facility.

This considers whether they live in a residence that allows them and their household to isolate safely at home, whether they would like to and feel safe to isolate at home, if they have supplies necessary to isolate at home, and if they understand the isolation period for contacts in their household.

This is then followed by a medical assessment of their clinical needs and any medical conditions they may have. If people need hospital-level care, it is arranged for them. Over the period of required isolation, there are regular checks undertaken through a mixture of phone calls, in person visits and emails. Individuals with Covid-19 are also given a pulse oximeter to help monitor their health. All positive cases have access to a dedicated, free 24/7 Healthline service, and are told to call 111 if they need urgent medical attention or are having issues breathing.

Follow up to ‘Super Saturday’ this weekend The ministry is encouraging everyone who received their first vaccination three weeks ago on Super Saturday (October 16) to get their second dose this weekend – or as soon as possible after that. Everyone vaccinated for the first time during Super Saturday will be getting email and text reminders to get their second shot – so please go and get one to protect yourself, your friends and your whanau, says the MOH. MOH is also calling on anyone else over 12 who hasn’t yet been vaccinated to get their shot. With hundreds of clinics open all over New Zealand this weekend, including drive-thru and walk-in options, it’s never been easier. People in Auckland can also head to Eden Park, which will be open for vaccinations over the weekend with the #GotYaDot event – a unifying campaign to help whanau, hapû, iwi, teams, communities, and families to get a dot (vaccine) and protect their whakapapa.

Covid-19 vaccine update

 

Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

6,952,992: 3,731,205 first doses (89%); 3,221,787 second doses (77%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

26,999: 6,659 first doses; 20,340 second doses

Mâori (percentage of eligible people)

416,945 first doses (73%); 310,950 second doses (54%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

245,915 first doses (86%); 201,191 second doses (70%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

6,640: 1,465 first doses; 5,175 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

 

Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people

129,027 first doses (80%); 106,740 second doses (66%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people

1,313,397 first doses (92%); 1,172,099 second doses (82%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people

311,897 first doses (87%); 263,750 second doses (74%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people

443,844 first doses (92%); 367,016 second doses (76%)

Hospitalisations

 

Cases in hospital

64 (total, up from 58 yesterday): Waitemata (24); Middlemore (15); Auckland (25); Waikato (1)

Average age of current hospitalisations

51

Cases in ICU or HDU

Five

Cases

 

Number of new community cases*

139

Number of new cases identified at the border

3

Location of new community cases

Auckland (136), Waikato (2), Northland (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 3,688 (1,653 of whom have recovered); Waikato 146 (54 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 15 (5 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 4

Number of community cases (total)

3,871 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)

6,611

Historical cases

185 out of 4,798 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community **

27 of 93 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**

66 of 93 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

67of today’s 139 cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

72 of today’s 139 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

3,235 (in the current cluster) (452 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Contacts

 

Number of active contacts being managed (total):

3,569

Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)

76%

Percentage who have returned at least one result

75%

Locations of interest

 

Locations of interest (total)

323 (as at 10am 4 November)

Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

4,194,715

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

31,882

Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)

12,121

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

26,872

Testing centres in Auckland

18

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections

NZ COVID Tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,343,854

Poster scans (total)

477,427,141

Manual diary entries (total)

19,547,674

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

2,308,026

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

27 October

England

United Arab Emirates

Day 6 / routine

Auckland

1 November

TBA

United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / routine

Auckland

1 November

TBA

Qatar

Day 1 / routine

Auckland

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