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COVID-19: 63 new cases, 60 in hospital, 3 in ICU

There were 21,013 total vaccine doses administered yesterday. To date, 94 per cent of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 89 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health is reporting 63 new community cases of Covid-19 today. There are 60 people in hospital, and three people in ICU.

 

There is one new case in Tauranga which remains under investigation for any link to previously reported cases. Contacts are being identified and will be contacted for testing and isolation advice.

 

Of the 63 new community cases, two are in Northland, 53 in Auckland, three in Waikato, one in Bay of Plenty, one in Taranaki which was announced yesterday, two in Canterbury and one Southern which is historical.

 

There are two new cases identified at the border.

 

There were 21,013 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 2,859 first doses and 9,250 second doses. To date, 94 per cent of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 89 per cent are fully vaccinated.

 

“While we have seen a drop in case numbers today, we continue to ask everyone in New Zealand to remain vigilant,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

 

Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test, even if they are vaccinated.

 

“Be sure to wear a mask or face covering when you’re out and about and keep track of where you have been using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or a manual diary.”

Getting vaccinated is the best way for New Zealanders to protect themselves, their loved ones, whānau and communities from COVID-19.

 

“If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get your first dose today.

COVID-19 vaccine update

 

Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

3,946,071 first doses (94%); 3,738,860 second doses (89%); 20,466 third primary doses; 149,651 booster doses

Vaccines administered yesterday

2,859 first doses; 9,250 second doses; 637 third primary doses and 8,267 booster doses.

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

489,428 first doses (86%); 424,793 second doses (74%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

266,876 first doses (93%); second doses 246,438 (86%)

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

Northland DHB

First doses (87%); second doses (81%)

Auckland Metro DHBs

First doses (95%); second doses (92%)

Waikato DHB

First doses (93%); second doses (87%)

Bay of Plenty DHB

First doses (92%); second doses (85%)

Lakes DHB

First doses (91%); second doses (83%)

Taranaki DHB

First doses (92%); second doses (86%)

MidCentral DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (88%)

Whanganui DHB

First doses (90%); second doses (83%)

Hawke’s Bay DHB

First doses (93%); second doses (86%)

Nelson-Marlborough DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (88%)

Canterbury DHB

First doses (97%); second doses (93%)

Hospitalisations

 

 

Cases in hospital

60; North Shore: 11; Auckland: 20; Middlemore: 24; Waikato: 2; Tauranga:2; Nelson-Marlborough: 1

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (28 cases / 51%); partially immunised

Average age of current hospitalisations

50

Cases in ICU or HDU

3 (1 in Auckland; 1 in Middlemore, 1 in North Shore)

Cases

Seven day rolling average of community cases

99

Number of new community cases

63

Number of new cases identified at the border

2

Location of new community cases*

Northland (2), Auckland (53), Waikato (3), Bay of Plenty (1), Taranaki (1)*, Canterbury (2), Southern (1 – historical)*

Number of community cases (total)

9,613* (in current community outbreak)

Number of active cases (total)

6,661

Confirmed cases (total)

12,411*

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

7034

Contacts

 

Number of active contacts being managed (total):

7320

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

83%

Percentage who have returned at least one result

76%

Tests

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

27,362

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

27,272

Auckland tests total (last 24 hours)

11,441

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

No unexpected results to report

NZ COVID Tracer

 

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

3,336,783

Manual diary entries in 24 hours to midday

39,521

My Vaccine Pass

 

My vaccine pass downloads total

4,115,903

My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours)

54,487

 

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

25 November

Qatar

Australia

Day 14 / contact of a case*

Auckland

6 December

United Kingdom

Singapore

Day 3/ Routine

Christchurch

*Today’s cases
Today, the Ministry of Health is reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, and Canterbury.

“The case we are reporting in Taranaki as announced yesterday and is included in today’s official tally,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

A case previously under investigation in the southern region that has been re-classified as historical. This case was announced yesterday and is reported in today’s numbers.

In addition, an Auckland border worker has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine surveillance testing. This case remains under investigation and is yet to be classified as either a community or border case. The case has not been included in today’s community case tally but has been added to the tally of total cases to date.

One of the two border cases being reported today tested positive at Day 14 after being identified as a close contact of a previously reported border case in their bubble.

Two previously reported community cases have been re-classified as no longer cases and removed from the overall tally of community cases to date.

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 remain isolated until you return a negative test result.”

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

Northland update

There are two cases to report in Paihia, Northland today.

Health officials are investigating recent travel to Auckland as the likely source of their infections.

Anyone in Northland with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test.

Testing is available in Kerikeri this weekend at 1 Sammaree Place, on today from 9am – 3pm and tomorrow from 10am – 2pm.

A full list of testing and vaccination sites open in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.

Auckland

Today, there are 53 new cases being reported in Auckland.

Health and welfare providers are now supporting 2,809 people to isolate at home, including 677 cases.

Auckland Aged Residential Care Facility

A staff member at Aria Park aged residential care facility in Auckland has tested positive for COVID-19.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service and Auckland DHB staff are supporting the residents and staff at the privately-owned facility.

Testing is being undertaken with residents and staff as part of the outbreak management plan.

Waikato

There are three linked cases to report in Waikato today.

 

Cases continue to be detected in Te Kūiti and we urge everyone living in or around the town to remain vigilant. Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test.

 

There are six pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Taumarunui, Huntly, Te Kūiti, and Ōtorohanga. For a full list of testing sites, see the Waikato DHB website.

 

Canterbury update
There are two linked cases to report in Christchurch today.

 

Christchurch testing locations and opening hours are available on the Healthpoint website.

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Great information, thanks.

Posted on 11-12-2021 13:56 | By morepork

And really impressive numbers for vaccinations. Let’s hope it makes a difference in killing off the virus.