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Seven new Covid cases in the BOP

Three people are in Tauranga Hospital with Covid-19. File photo.

There are seven new cases in the Bay of Plenty.

Four of these cases are in Tauranga, two cases are in Western Bay of Plenty and one case in the Whakatāne District.

Six cases are contacts of previously notified cases, with the remaining still being investigated for potential links.

Nationally, the Ministry of Health is reporting 27 community cases today.

Of those, 12 are in Auckland, seven in the Bay of Plenty, seven in the Waikato and one in the Lakes District.

The MOH is reporting 44 people in hospital with Covid-19.

Six in North Shore, 12 in Auckland, 22 in Middlemore, three in Tauranga and one in the Lakes.

Regional updates

The Ministry is are continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please stay at home until you return a negative test result. Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Auckland

There are 12 new cases being reported in Auckland today.

Health and welfare providers are now supporting 1,295 people to isolate at home, including 367 cases.

Waikato

There are seven new cases in Waikato today – two are in Whitianga/Matarangi, one in Te Kuiti, one in Te Awamutu, one in Waihi, one with location data to be confirmed, and one initially reported as Papamoa.

Six have been linked to previous cases and one remains under investigation.

For details of dedicated testing sites operating over the holiday period, please visit the dedicated DHB page or DHB Facebook page.

Public Health staff in the region are supporting 60 cases to isolate at home.

Bay of Plenty

There are seven new cases in the Bay of Plenty.

Four of these cases are in Tauranga, two cases are in Western Bay of Plenty and one case in the Whakatāne District.

Six cases are contacts of previously notified cases, with the remaining still being investigated for potential links.

Lakes 

There is one new case in Rotorua, which is still being investigated for potential links

Omicron update

There are no community Omicron cases to report. 

There are no new  Omicron cases at the border to report.

Testing continues for the contacts of the border-related Omicron case with community exposures, first announced on Wednesday. To date, all test results received from these contacts have been negative.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  •   •  Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,975,175 first doses (94%); 3,855,391 second doses (92%); 29,198 third primary doses; 329,318 booster doses

  •   •  Vaccines administered yesterday: 135 first doses; 622 second doses; 13 third primary doses and 2,220 booster doses.

  •   •  Māori (percentage of eligible people): 500,530 first doses (88%); 461,770 second doses (81%)

  •   •  Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 271,383 first doses (95%); 259,317 second doses (90%)

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

  •   •  Northland DHB: First doses (89%); second doses (84%)

  •   •  Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (96%); second doses (94%)

  •   •  Waikato DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (90%)

  •   •  Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (89%)

  •   •  Lakes DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (88%)

  •   •  Taranaki DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (89%)

  •   •  Tairāwhiti DHB: First doses (91%); second doses (86%)

  •   •  Hawke’s Bay DHB: First doses (95%); second doses (91%)

  •   •  Canterbury DHB: First doses (98%); second doses (95%)

Hospitalisations

Cases in hospital: 44; North Shore: 6; Auckland: 12; Middlemore: 22; Tauranga: 3 Lakes: 1

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (21 cases / 53.9%); partially immunised

Average age of current hospitalisations: 56

Cases in ICU or HDU: 5 (3 in Middlemore; 2 in Tauranga)

Cases

  •   •  Seven day rolling average of community cases: 42.1

  •   •  Number of new community cases: 27

  •   •  Number of new cases identified at the border: 24

  •   •  Location of new community cases: Auckland (12), Waikato (7), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (1)

  •   •  Number of community cases (total): 10,954 (in current community outbreak)

  •   •  Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 8,208

  •   •  Number of active cases (total): 1,138 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)

  •   •  Confirmed cases (total): 13,934

Contacts

  •   •  Number of active contacts being managed (total): 5,655

  •   •  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: 77%

Tests

  •   •  Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 7,696

  •   •  Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 10,988

  •   •  Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 2,765

Wastewater

No unexpected detections

NZ COVID Tracer

Poster scans in the 24 hours to midday yesterday: 1,596,303

Manual diary entries in the 24 hours to midday: 34,126

My Vaccine Pass

  •   •  My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,625,517

  •   •  My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 6,279

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