6871 Community Cases

8 Deaths

Auckland - 2117
Canterbury - 1048
Wellington - 614
Southern - 582
Waikato - 434
Hawkes Bay - 279
Hutt Valley - 250
Bay of Plenty - 248
Mid Central - 207
Nelson - 171
Taranaki - 159
Northland - 134
Lakes - 95
South Canterbury - 82
Wairarapa - 82
Whanganui - 75
West Coast - 55
Tairawhiti - 49
Unknown - 29
 

COVID-19 deaths​

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,567 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: three were from Auckland region, two were in Waikato, one was from Taranaki, one was from MidCentral, and one was from Whanganui.

One was in their 60s, four were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90. Of these people, four were women and four were men.

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.
 
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COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 487: Northland: 7; Waitematā: 114; Counties Manukau: 44; Auckland: 34; Waikato: 38; Bay of Plenty: 22; Lakes: 23; Hawke’s Bay: 13; MidCentral: 14; Whanganui: 5; Taranaki: 12; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 9; Capital and Coast: 40; Hutt Valley: 7; Nelson Marlborough: 10; Canterbury: 57; South Canterbury: 7; West Coast: 2; Southern: 27.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 420 (This time last week 335)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 63
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 11
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (42 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (52 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (248 cases).
There has been an increase in the number of COVID-19-positive Waitemata inpatients, including an outbreak at a community site.

There is evidence of visitors to North Shore Hospital passing COVID-19 on to patients. The public is reminded to stay away from hospital if unwell and to respect hospital rules if they do visit – wear an approved mask at all times, practice good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette as well as maintain physical distancing of at least one metre.

*These are new hospital admissions in the past 7 days prior to yesterday who had COVID at the time of admission or while in hospital, excluding hospitalisations that were admitted and discharged within 24hrs. This data is from DHBs with tertiary hospitals: Auckland, Canterbury, Southern, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Capital & Coast, Waitemata and Northland.
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,603 first doses; 3,981,016 second doses; 33,153 third primary doses; 2,714,181 booster doses: 264,399 paediatric first doses and 134,972 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 15 first doses; 21 second doses; 4 third primary doses; 1,314 booster doses; 35 paediatric first doses and 248 paediatric second doses
 
People have just totally given up eh, I was at the airport checking in for a flight between 4 and 6am (didn't make it thanks Jet Star).
Announcements in the airport saying masks are required while in the terminal. 80% of people were maskless. Kinda gross when you haven't had it.
 
9816 Community Cases - Huge Jump

24 Deaths

Auckland - 2921
Canterbury - 1549
Wellington - 827
Southern - 809
Waikato - 576
Hawkes Bay - 429
Bay of Plenty - 409
Hutt Valley - 364
Mid Central - 335
Nelson - 315
Northland - 209
Taranaki - 202
Lakes - 152
South Canterbury - 144
Whanganui - 124
Tairawhiti - 98
Wairarapa - 86
West Coast - 66
Unknown - 14
 

Omicron subvariant BA.2.75​

The Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in New Zealand for the first time.

The Ministry regularly assesses the latest evidence on variants to ensure that our public health settings are appropriate. At this stage, there is no evidence that BA.2.75 requires a shift in public health settings already in place to manage other Omicron variants.

On Friday afternoon, analysis of whole genome sequencing confirmed two cases in New Zealand with BA.2.75. Before testing positive for COVID-19, both cases had recently travelled from India, where this subvariant has been detected.

BA.2.75 is a recently identified second generation subvariant of BA.2, the dominant variant circulating in New Zealand at this stage. BA.2.75 has only been recently identified as distinct from BA.2, and evidence on its transmissibility, immune evasiveness and severity is still preliminary and emerging.

We do know BA.2.75 has some characteristics that looks like they may enhance its ability to evade immunity, similar to the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, and there is some early evidence overseas that it may be slightly more transmissible that BA.2. There is no current evidence that it leads to more severe disease, although assessing the evidence is at a very early stage.
 
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COVID-19 deaths​

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,591 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: five were from Auckland region, three were from Waikato, four from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Hawke’s Bay, one was from MidCentral, four were from Wellington region, four were from Canterbury, and one was from Southern.

Three were in their 40s, five were in their seventies, seven were in their 80s, and nine were aged over 90. Of these people, 14 were women and ten were men.

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.
 

COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 493: Northland: 8; Waitematā: 101; Counties Manukau: 34; Auckland: 53; Waikato: 53; Bay of Plenty: 29; Lakes: 9; Hawke’s Bay: 16; MidCentral: 14; Whanganui: 7; Taranaki: 12; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 7; Capital and Coast: 37; Hutt Valley: 6; Nelson Marlborough: 10; Canterbury: 59; South Canterbury: 7; West Coast: 1; Southern: 28.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 436 (This time last week 338)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 65
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 11
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (34 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (6 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (53 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (263 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,625 first doses; 3,981,076 second doses; 33,106 third primary doses; 2,722,956 booster doses: 264,438 paediatric first doses and 135,207 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 28 first doses; 55 second doses; 26 third primary doses; 8,550 booster doses; 38 paediatric first doses and 232 paediatric second doses
  • More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry website.
 

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Was certain I’d finally got covid this time but got the good old lingering cold that’s stuck around about 2 weeks now. Completely knocked me out for a few days and still pretty fatigued,which is unusual for me and colds
 
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10,290 Community Cases - It is indeed on the rise again

First time in 75 Days that we have made it over 10,000 mark - since 22nd April 2022

12 Deaths

Auckland - 3253
Canterbury and West Coast - 1633
Wellington and Hutt Valley - 1361
Southern - 847
Waikato - 619
Hawkes Bay - 414
Bay of Plenty - 412
Nelson - 325
Mid Central - 320
Northland - 268
Taranaki - 210
Lakes - 147
South Canterbury - 146
Whanganui - 126
Wairarapa - 121
Tairawhiti - 76
Unknown - 12

Nelson Marlborough (325), Canterbury and West Coast (1,633), South Canterbury (146), Southern (847), Unknown (12).
 
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COVID-19 deaths​

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,604 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 15.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: two were from Auckland region, one was from Waikato, three from Bay of Plenty, one was from Hawke’s Bay, one was from Taranaki, two were from Wellington region, two were from Southern.

One was in their 60s, three were in their seventies, five were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90. Of these people, six were women and six were men.

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.

*The total number of COVID-19 deaths was understated by a count of one, on both 4 and 5 July. This was due to a coding error, which has now been fixed.
 

COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 522: Northland: 15; Waitematā: 108; Counties Manukau: 29; Auckland: 55; Waikato: 53; Bay of Plenty: 31; Lakes: 12; Hawke’s Bay: 19; MidCentral: 13; Whanganui: 6; Taranaki: 12; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 5; Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley: 48; Nelson Marlborough: 11; Canterbury and West Coast: 60; South Canterbury: 12; Southern: 31.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 454 (This time last week 347)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 65
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 10
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (31 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (5 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (54 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (261 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,652 first doses; 3,981,135 second doses; 33,150 third primary doses; 2,732,315 booster doses: 264,459 paediatric first doses and 135,483 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 35 first doses; 53 second doses; 37 third primary doses; 9,251 booster doses; 19 paediatric first doses and 276 paediatric second doses
  • More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry website.
 
10,710 Community Cases - It's increasing daily now

15 Deaths

Auckland - 3458
Canterbury - 1603
Wellington - 1279
Southern - 849
Waikato - 683
Hawkes Bay - 488
Bay of Plenty - 445
Mid Central - 360
Nelson - 324
Taranaki - 273
Northland - 271
Lakes - 187
Whanganui - 163
South Canterbury - 131
Wairarapa - 125
Tairawhiti - 103
Unknown - 8
 
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COVID-19 deaths​

Today’s reported deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,619 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today: four were from Auckland region, five were from the Wellington region, two were from Nelson / Marlborough and four were from Canterbury / West Coast.

Three were in their seventies, nine were in their 80s, and three were aged over 90. Of these people, five were women and ten were men.

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.
 

School holidays reminder​

With the school holidays starting on Friday many people will have plans 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 (providing you are well enough to drive), 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

Winter illness update​

(This update is provided each Thursday)

  • Of the 76 people in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals confirmed with SARI illnesses (severe acute respiratory infection) COVID-19 was the cause of infection in 24 percent of those tested for COVID-19, and Influenza was the cause in 52 percent of those tested for influenza.
  • Other causes of infection were rhinoviruses and enteroviruses.
  • The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in recent years.