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Nine new Covid-19 cases in Tauranga

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There are nine new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty region today, all of which are in the Tauranga area, whilst there is an additional case in Rotorua amid the 178 cases nationally. One person has died in Auckland.

One person remains in Rotorua Hospital whilst testing in the Eastern Bay of Plenty continues to be ramped up after the detection of Covid-19 in the region yesterday.

Six of today’s Tauranga cases are known close contacts and were already in isolation.

“Interviews with the remaining cases are underway to determine the source of their infection,” says a Ministry spokesperson.

“There is one new case to report, based in Rotorua.

“There is good testing capacity across the region with dedicated community testing centres in Taupō, and Rotorua. See healthpoint.co.nz for locations and opening times. Testing is also available at a number of medical centres and Hauora Māori.”

There have now been 39 total cases of Covid-19 in the current Delta outbreak across the Bay of Plenty.

A case announced yesterday in Eastern Bay of Plenty is self-isolating and being supported by Tuhoe Hauora.

“Following the detection of the Eastern Bay of Plenty case, additional testing is available at the Nukuhou North Settlers until 4pm today,” says a Ministry spokesperson.

“Testing will also be available at Med Central in Whakatâne today from 9am-4pm.”

Further information on testing in the region will be updated on the Bay of Plenty DHB website.

The Ministry is also advising on vaccinations.

“The spread of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty is another reminder to get tested if you’re feeling unwell and to get your first dose of the vaccine if you haven’t already.”

the Ministry says a person in their 50s died at Auckland City Hospital yesterday afternoon.

The patient was admitted to Auckland City Hospital on November 5 2021.

"Our thoughts are with the patient’s whānau and friends at this deeply sad time," says a MOH spokesperson.

COVID-19 vaccine update  
Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people) 7,386,242: 3,853,592 first doses (92%); 3,532,650 second doses (84%)
Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday 18,880: 6,496 first doses; 12,384 second doses
Māori (percentage of eligible people) 827,488: 455,625 first doses (80%); 371,863 second doses (65%)
Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people) 484,507: 256,975 first doses (90%); 227,532 second doses (79%)
Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday 4,125: 1,179 first doses; 2,946 second doses
Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)  
Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (84%); second doses (74%)
Auckland Metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people) First doses (93%); second doses (88%)
Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (90%); second doses (82%)
Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (94%); second doses (86%)
Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (87%); second doses (77%)
MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (91%); second doses (82%)
Bay of Plenty DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (88%); second doses (79%)
Wairarapa DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (91%); second doses (82%)
Hawkes Bay DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (90%); second doses (80%)
Capital and Coast DHB (percentage of eligible people) First doses (94%); second doses (89%)
Hospitalisations  
Cases in hospital 87 (including 3 still being assessed): North Shore (21); Middlemore (27); Auckland (37); Waikato (1); Rotorua (1)
Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only as of 24 November) Unvaccinated or not eligible (47 cases / 57%); partially vaccinated14 days (7 cases / 9 %); fully vaccinated 14 days (15 cases / 17%); unknown (6 cases / 7%)
Average age of current hospitalisations 46
Cases in ICU or HDU Eight
Cases  
Seven day rolling average of community cases 188
Number of new community cases 215
Number of new cases identified at the border One
Location of new community cases Auckland (181), Waikato (18), Northland (3), Bay of Plenty (12), *Canterbury (1)
Location of community cases (total) Auckland 6,939 (2,287 of whom have recovered); Waikato 379 (108 of whom have recovered); Wellington 18 (17 of whom have recovered); **Northland 72 (39 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 8 (4 of whom have recovered); Taranaki 6 (all of whom have recovered); Lakes 24; MidCentral 4; Bay of Plenty 30; Wairarapa 3
Number of community cases (total) 7,484 (in current community outbreak)
Confirmed cases (total) 10,241
*Historical cases 199 out of 8,435 cases since 1 January
Cases infectious in the community*** 74 of 202 cases reported yesterday have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious*** 128 of 202 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events
Cases epidemiologically linked 97 of today’s 215 new cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked 118 of today’s 215 new cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 5660 (920 unlinked in the last 14 days)
Contacts  
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 6,350
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 68%
Percentage who have returned at least one result 73%
Locations of interest  
Locations of interest (total) 162 (as at 10am 24 November)
Tests  
Number of tests (total) 4,746,888
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 35,468
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 13,086
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 29,836
Testing centres in Auckland 18
Wastewater  
Wastewater detections No unexpected results
NZ COVID Tracer  
Registered users (total) 3,399,369
Poster scans (total) 529,441,680
Manual diary entries (total) 20,650,757
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,595,826

* A case reported today in Canterbury is deemed to be historical (see below). ** One previously reported Northland case has been reallocated to Counties Manukau DHB, which means the net increase today is two. *** The number of cases here may sometimes differ from the total reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications. New case identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
19 November Jordan United Arab Emirates Day 1 / routine Auckland

Regional updates
We’re asking anyone in the following regions with symptoms – no matter how mild – to please get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please remain isolated until you return a negative test result. And if you’re not vaccinated, your DHB or local health provider will have plenty of opportunities to make this happen.

Northland
There are two cases being reported in Northland today, one linked case in Whangārei and one unlinked case in Ruakaka.

In response to the Ruakaka case, a pop up testing site is opening this afternoon at the Ruakaka Racecourse.

The pop-up site is open at the following times:

2.30pm until 6pm today
9am until 3pm tomorrow
9am until 3pm Saturday
10am until 2pm Sunday
9am until 3pm Monday

We encourage anyone living in or near Ruakaka with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 to get a test.

Further testing and vaccination sites open in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.

Auckland
Today, there are 149 new cases to report in Auckland. 

There continues to be daily reviews of testing numbers and testing locations to ensure good coverage of risk areas.        

Health staff are now supporting 4,211 people to isolate at home around Auckland - this includes 1,172 cases. 

Waikato
There are 16 news cases being reported in Waikato today. Eight are in Te Kūiti, five in Huntly and three in Kawhia. All cases are linked to known cases.

One case reported yesterday has now been confirmed as being in Piopio, south-west of Te Kūiti.

There are seven pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Thames, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia and Te Kūiti.

In the Waikato region, health staff are now supporting 144 cases to isolate at home.

MidCentral
Today, we are reporting one new case of COVID-19 in Pahīatua, bringing the total number cases in the region to five.

It comes after multiple wastewater detections of the virus from samples taken in Pahīatua in the past fortnight.

The latest case is now self-isolating, with investigations into the source of the infection underway. So far, initial case interviews have identified a small number of household contacts, who are isolating with tests arranged

Case interviews have also determined seven initial locations of interest across and Pahīatua and Palmerston North. These have been added to the Ministry’s website

As further locations of interest are expected people in the MidCentral region, particularly in Pahīatua, are asked to monitor the locations of interest page.

Testing is available at:

· 46 Main Street, Pahīatua. Open until 3pm today
· Pahīatua Medical Centre, Main Street and Centre Street. Open until 3pm today
· 575 Main St, Palmerston North. Open 8am to 6pm weekdays, and 10am to 2pm weekends.

Testing is also available at GP and Urgent Care clinics. Additional testing capacity in the area will be stood up, if required, and details will be available on the Healthpoint website.

We are also calling for people to get vaccinated, with many sites available across the region. Vaccination clinic locations are available on the MidCentral DHB website.

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You ain't seen nothing yet, ba ba ba baby

Posted on 25-11-2021 20:44 | By

Just wait till JAFA gets here, gonna b much worse come Xmas, they cant wait to get here and spread the virus, oh goody, cant wait.

Nine new Covid-19 cases in Tauranga

Posted on 25-11-2021 13:46 | By ianhnz

Do you have any ideal the total cases in Tauranga area? Thank you