Rizzah

Rizzah

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There can’t be many people left to get it. Are we reaching a sort of herd immunity?

Probably 90% of people in my extended social group who are out and about all the time have had it but probably only have my extended family, who are older and more sheltered within the community.
No, there are too many variants to achieve any sort of herd immunity.
NZ has just had a BA.2 wave, with BA.4 and BA.5 now taking hold. BA.2 infection immunity doesn't hold much weight against the latter variants (links below)



If you've had BA.2, there isn't much immunity to the later variants.




 
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wizards rage

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In my wife childcare, if the children are potentially ill they need to either wait 48 hours after symptoms clear or get a doctors clearance.

For the first time ever our local doctors are saying they won’t see children to check how sick they are and clear them to return.

Flow on effects 1/4 of the roll has been away this week with coughs with all those parents off work.

Our health care system is falling apart due to lack of staff….

But so is our fire service, schools, restaurants, police, fruit pickers, etc. Our labour shortage is chronic. 😕
 
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gREVUS

gREVUS

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In my wife childcare, if the children are potentially ill they need to either wait 48 hours after symptoms clear or get a doctors clearance.

For the first time ever our local doctors are saying they won’t see children to check how sick they are and clear them to return.

Flow on effects 1/4 of the roll has been away this week with coughs with all those parents off work.

Our health care system is falling apart due to lack of staff….

But so is our fire service, schools, restaurants, police, fruit pickers, etc. Our labour shortage is chronic. 😕
same here in aus, or at least melb. nurse i know was in respitory care quit. wife had to wait 3 days to see a gp at our local clinic, but our local dr is out past 2 weeks.
teacher shortages, in fact staff shortages in most proffesions
 
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john nick

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same here in aus, or at least melb. nurse i know was in respitory care quit. wife had to wait 3 days to see a gp at our local clinic, but our local dr is out past 2 weeks.
teacher shortages, in fact staff shortages in most proffesions
According to my mate in Queensland this is the norm there also. Not just limited to NZ unfortunately 😕
 
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bruce

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Was talking the the NZ manager of an Oz company. Staff is short everywhere. Can't quite figure out where they have all gone.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

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Sorry for the late update. Was super busy today

No update tomorrow.

But here's todays one.

5285 Community cases

12 Deaths

PCR's: 150
RAT's: 5135

Auckland - 1596
Canterbury - 936
Wellington - 512
Southern - 426
Waikato - 298
Hutt Valley - 225
Nelson - 199
Bay of Plenty - 175
Taranaki - 158
Mid Central - 148
Northland - 143
Hawkes Bay - 142
South Canterbury - 74
Lakes - 63
Whanganui - 57
West Coast - 48
Wairarapa - 45
Tairawhiti - 37
Unknown - 3
 
DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection​

The rate of hospitalisations due to Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) has been increasing for the last six weeks and is higher than previous years for this time of year, with approximately nine hospitalisations per 100,000 people. ESR advise that it is too early in the season to tell whether the current levels of hospitalisations indicate an early start to the season or the start of a season with particularly high activity.

Among the hospitalised SARI cases in Auckland where detailed data is available, influenza is the most commonly detected virus in the week ending 19 June.

The Ministry of Health would like to remind people who haven't yet had their flu vaccine this year to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

The World Health Organization (WHO) case definition of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) is anyone with an acute respiratory infection with symptoms within 10 days of presentation, cough, fever, and hospitalization.
 
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COVID-19 deaths​

Today 31 previously reported deaths have been re- classified as unrelated to COVID-19.

These deaths occurred more than 28 days after these people were reported as COVID-19 cases and were initially thought to be COVID-19 related, however their formal cause of death classification has been deemed as unrelated to COVID-19.

Therefore, our new total of publicly reported COVID-19 deaths is 1,431.

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 12 people with COVID-19. All of these deaths occurred since 17 June.

The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; four were from Northland, one was from the Auckland region, one was from Bay of Plenty, two were from Taranaki, one was from MidCentral, one was from the Wellington region, one was from Canterbury, and one was from Southern.

Two people were in their 50s, seven were in their 80s and three were aged over 90. Of these people, seven were male and five were female.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.
 
DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

Matariki weekend reminder​

The long weekend is always an ideal time to get away and relax with whānau and friends – if you are going away, please remember to have plans in place in the event you contract COVID-19 or are identified as a household contact of a case.

You would need to self-isolate and likely remain wherever you test positive or become a household contact, so there may be extra costs involved in paying for additional accommodation and changing your travel plans.

If you have used your own vehicle to travel, you can travel back to your home to isolate, taking public health measures to ensure you don’t infect anyone on your way home – such as maintaining social distance (distancing yourself from others), wearing your mask correctly, making sure you keep your hands clean and dry and using self-service petrol stations if you need to refuel your vehicle.

However, if you have used public transport or travelled between islands, you won’t be able to travel to isolate at your home. So it is important you have a plan and the ability to isolate where you are holidaying if you need to do so.

As with all variants of Omicron, the public health advice remains the same. Getting your booster remains one of the best defences against COVID-19. Stay home if you’re unwell, get tested if you’re symptomatic, wash and dry your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor public settings and get vaccinated.

For guidance if you or someone you know tests positive or becomes a household contact, visit the Ministry of Health website.

For more information on mask use at Orange, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Next Update​

On the Matariki public holiday tomorrow there will be no update. There will be the usual 1pm updates published over the long weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday’s update will include the figures for Friday.
 
DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,293 first doses; 3,980,528 second doses; 32,919 third primary doses; 2,676,744 booster doses: 263,901 paediatric first doses and 131,163 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 40 first doses; 41 second doses; 50 third primary doses; 971 booster doses; 34 paediatric first doses and 258 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated​

  • All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,268 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,771 second dose (95.2%), 2,653,896 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.9% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,682 first dose (91.4%); 504,965 second dose (88.4%), 239,457 boosted (of the 18+ population) (55.9% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,301 first dose (98.5%); 277,545 second dose (96.8%), 144,067 boosted (of the 18+ population) (59.8% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 12,621 boosted (12.7% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Māori): 1,193 boosted (6.1% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 738 boosted (7.3% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,438 first dose (54.7%); 127,697 second dose (26.8%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,126 first dose (35.6%); 14,944 second dose (12.9%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,812 first dose (48.2%); 8,169 second dose (16.5%)
 
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DavidMcKay1974

Hospitalisations​

  • Cases in hospital: total number 300: Northland: 9; Waitematā: 44; Counties Manukau: 30; Auckland: 51; Waikato: 21; Bay of Plenty: 8; Lakes: 2; Tairāwhiti: 2; Hawke’s Bay: 5; Taranaki: 11; Whanganui: 2; MidCentral: 22; Wairarapa: 1; Hutt Valley: 12; Capital and Coast: 17; Nelson Marlborough: 5; Canterbury: 36; South Canterbury: 3; West Coast: 0; Southern: 19.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 61
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 5
  • *Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital: Unvaccinated or not eligible (41 cases / 16%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (1 case / 0.4%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (47 cases / 18%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (171 cases / 66%).
*Please note: We are now using data from DHBs with tertiary hospitals. These are Auckland, Canterbury, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast, Waitemata and Northland. Previously we only used the vaccination status of patients in Northern Region hospitals.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

Tests​

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 3,795
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 11,334
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 2,791
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 23 June 2022): 1 million
 
Miket12

Miket12

Was talking the the NZ manager of an Oz company. Staff is short everywhere. Can't quite figure out where they have all gone.
A number of people have worked out they can work remotely and don't have to be constantly in an office. Companies that are insisting everyone goes back into the office are loosing staff to companies who allow more flexible arrangements some a number of people have abandoned the cities for smaller centers.

One fortune 500 company which sells extremely will known brands in NZ recently lost their head of marketing when he and his family decided Auckland didn't feel safe anymore and they wanted to shift to a provincial town. The NZ GM decided he didn't like that idea and she's now working for another FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) company which has it's headquarters in Auckland but are letting him work from his new home in the South Island.
 
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Miket12

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DavidMcKay1974, without putting too much on you, do you have the rolling average of new cases for seven days and how that compares to the last few weeks?
 
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DavidMcKay1974

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DavidMcKay1974, without putting too much on you, do you have the rolling average of new cases for seven days and how that compares to the last few weeks?
Thank you for asking me to do that.

That was fun.

I took it over the last 5 weeks

20th to 26th May - 49,601
27th May to 2nd June - 48,396
3rd to 9th June - 42,091
10th to 16th June - 37,364
17th to 23rd June - 32,946

So as you can see it is slowly coming down. Still high enough, but too high if you ask me.
 
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Going off that though places like West Coast, Tairawhiti, Wairarapa, Whanganui, South Canterbury and Lakes are currently under 100 cases a day, so they are dropping away, whereas Auckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Wellington and Southern, even though they are dropping are way too high still.
 
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Miket12

Miket12

Thank you for asking me to do that.

That was fun.

I took it over the last 5 weeks

20th to 26th May - 49,601
27th May to 2nd June - 48,396
3rd to 9th June - 42,091
10th to 16th June - 37,364
17th to 23rd June - 32,946

So as you can see it is slowly coming down. Still high enough, but too high if you ask me.
Thanks for that…really appreciate.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

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Sorry guys for the really late update, been away all day watching my nephew play rugby in Queenstown. So been a very long day.

8638 Community Cases over the last 2 Days

24 Deaths over two days:

PCR's: 325
RAT's: 8313

Auckland - 2693
Canterbury - 1401
Wellington - 811
Southern - 723
Waikato - 522
Nelson - 343
Hutt Valley - 338
Bay of Plenty - 295
Hawkes Bay - 256
Mid Central - 256
Northland - 217
Taranaki - 195
Lakes - 131
Wairarapa - 99
Whanganui - 94
South Canterbury - 93
West Coast - 90
Tairawhiti - 76
Unknown - 5
 
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COVID-19 deaths​

We are sadly reporting the deaths of 24 people with COVID-19 over the past two days.

Today’s reported deaths include 23 deaths recorded in June and one death recorded in May. They take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,455 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; six were from the Auckland region, three were from Waikato, three were from Hawke’s Bay, one was from Bay of Plenty, three were from Taranaki, one was from Wairarapa, one was from the Wellington region, two were from Nelson-Marlborough, three were from Canterbury, and one was from Southern.

One person was in their 50s, one was in their 60s, four were in their 70s, 11 were in their 80s and seven were aged over 90. Of these people, 13 were male and 11 were female.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.

This update includes the figures for yesterday because there was no statement due to the Matariki public holiday.
 

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