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105 community cases over last two days, 5 in ICU

There were 105 community cases over two days in New Zealand. 43 are in hospital, with 5 in ICU. 

Omicron update:

There are two new Omicron cases at the border to report among recent arrivals at the border, taking the total Omicron cases at the border to date to 90.

There are no community Omicron cases 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.

Hospitalisations:

  • Cases in hospital: 43; North Shore: 8; Auckland: 12; Middlemore: 19; Tauranga: 2; Lakes: 1; Waikato: 1
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (21 cases / 51.2%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (4 cases / 9.8%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (14 cases / 34.1%); unknown (2 cases /4.9%)
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 54
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 5 (3 in Auckland; 2 in Tauranga)

Cases:

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 41.9
  • Number of new community cases: 105 over two days
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 33 over two days
  • Location of new community cases over two days: Auckland (71), Waikato (7), Bay of Plenty (22), Lakes (4), Hawke’s Bay (1)*
  • Number of community cases (total): 10,928 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 8,177
  • Number of active cases (total): 1,025 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classed as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 13,883

Testing in New Zealand is provided by way of the PCR test.

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