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46 new community cases today, 7 in ICU – MOH

The Ministry of Health confirms today there are 46 new community cases of COVID-19, while 7 active cases remain in ICU. Case numbers are determined by PCR testing.

55% of those in hospital with COVID have received partial or full Pfizer mRNA medication.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: 48; Auckland: 15; North Shore: 6; Middlemore: 21; Tauranga: 3; Rotorua: 2; Waikato: 1.
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (18 cases / 45%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (8 cases / 20%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (14 cases/ 35%); unknown (0 cases / 0%).
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 52.
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 7 (2 in Auckland; 3 in Middlemore; 2 in Tauranga.

Cases:

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 47
  • Number of new community cases: 46
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 8
  • Number of Omicron cases identified at the border (total): 71
  • Location of new community cases: Northland (3), Auckland (30), Waikato (6), Lakes (4), Tairāwhiti* (2) and Canterbury (1).
  • Number of community cases (current community outbreak total): 10,716
  • Number of active cases (total cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classed as recovered): 1,272
  • Confirmed cases (total): 13,616

Contacts:

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 6,121
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 84%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 76%

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