Seven cases of Covid-19 in Tauranga

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There are seven cases of Covid-19 to report in the Bay of Plenty today.

All are in the Tauranga area and one is linked to a previously reported case. The other six cases are still being investigated for potential links.

Contacts are being identified and will be contacted for testing and isolation advice, says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

Including Tauranga’s six cases, there are 80 cases of Covid-19 in the country today.

Of these cases, 51 are in Auckland, 21 in Waikato, seven are in the Bay of Plenty, and there is one case in the Lakes.

There are 62 people in hospital today, including two people in Tauranga hospital. There are four cases in ICU or HDU units.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says to minimise the spread of Covid-19 this summer, we all need to play our part.

“We’re asking everyone to stick to the basics.

“Get tested if you’re unwell, even if you’re vaccinated, and stay at home until you receive a negative result.

“Be sure to wear a mask or face covering when you’re out and about, keep track of where you have been using the NZ Covid Tracer App, or a manual diary, and have your My Vaccine Pass ready for use wherever it is required.

“Finally, if you’re not vaccinated yet, please get your first dose today. Getting vaccinated is the best way for New Zealanders to protect themselves, their loved ones, whānau and communities from Covid-19.

“Unvaccinated people who are asymptomatic and require surveillance Covid-19 testing for travel need to get a supervised rapid antigen test from a pharmacy, within 72 hours of travel.

“This testing is for people over the age of 12 years and 3 months who are not fully vaccinated and do not have Covid-19 symptoms, and includes unvaccinated people travelling out of Auckland.

“Rapid antigen testing at pharmacies is currently only available at no cost for people who are not yet vaccinated and need to get tested for travel.

“Anyone with any Covid-19 symptoms is asked to get a PCR test at a community testing centre or a GP and stay at home until a negative result is returned.

“People who are vaccinated do not need to get a rapid antigen test or a PCR test for travel, so long as they carry their My Vaccine Pass.

“People getting tested for the right reasons at the right places will help ensure that test results continue to be returned in a timely way.

“The location and hours of pharmacies offering rapid antigen tests will be available from Healthpoint.

Several members of a flight crew have also been identified as close contacts of an Omicron variant case in Australia.

These crew members arrived in New Zealand last night and are in a MIQ facility, as per standard international air crew arrival procedure.

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

3,952,372 first doses (94%); 3,758,735 second doses (89%); 21,394 third primary doses; 165,145 booster doses

Vaccines administered yesterday

2,434 first doses; 6,849 second doses; 610 third primary doses and 8,634 booster doses.

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

491,768 first doses (86%); 430,329 second doses (75%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

267,077 first doses (93%); second doses 248,479 (87%)

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 (88%)

Bay of Plenty DHB

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

Lakes DHB

First doses (91%); second doses (84%)

Taranaki DHB

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

MidCentral DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (89%)

Whanganui DHB

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

Hawke’s Bay DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (87%)

Nelson-Marlborough DHB

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

Canterbury DHB

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


Cases in hospital

62; North Shore: 12; Auckland: 20; Middlemore: 26; Waikato: 2; Tauranga: 2

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (34 cases / 62%); partially immunised

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU

4 (2 in Auckland; 2 in Middlemore)


Seven day rolling average of community cases


Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases

Auckland (51), Waikato (21), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (1).

Number of community cases (total)

9,890 (in current community outbreak)

Number of active cases (total)


Confirmed cases (total)


Cases epidemiologically linked (total)




Number of active contacts being managed (total):


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


Percentage who have returned at least one result



Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Auckland tests total (last 24 hours)




Wastewater detections

No unexpected results to report



Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


Manual diary entries in 24 hours to midday


My Vaccine Pass


My vaccine pass downloads total


My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours)


New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

29 November

United Kingdom


Day 1 / Routine


11 December

United Kingdom


Day 1/ Routine


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Why Not The Whole Truth!

Posted on 14-12-2021 15:19 | By Justin T.

Why, over the most recent period, are we ONLY seeing the Vaccination Status of those Hospitalised in the Northern Region Wards? Full transparency was promised not Spin and Creative Accountancy.