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1,573 new community COVID cases, 63 in hospital – MOH PCR testing

Ministry of Health COVID statistics released today 17 February 2022.

COVID case numbers and infections are determined by using the PCR test in New Zealand.

59% of hospitalisation cases in the Northern Region wards are ‘fully vaccinated’.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: total number 63: North Shore: 4; Middlemore: 22; Auckland: 28; Rotorua: 1; Tauranga: 3; Waikato: 3; Wellington: 1, Tairawhiti: 1.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 62
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 0
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (4 cases / 9%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (N/A cases / 0%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (27 cases / 59%); unknown (15 cases / 32%).

Cases:

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 844
  • Seven day rolling average of border cases: 17
  • Number of new community cases: 1,573
  • Location of new community cases: Northland (31), Auckland (1,140), Waikato (143), Bay of Plenty (29), Lakes (35), Hawke’s Bay (2), MidCentral (3), Whanganui (11), Taranaki (8), Tairāwhiti (8), Wairarapa (30), Capital and Coast (20), Hutt Valley (22), Nelson Marlborough (49), Canterbury (7), Southern (35).
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 15
  • Location of origin of border cases: India (1), Australia (1) Full travel history not obtained (10).
  • Number of active community cases (total): 8,147 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 24,660

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