COVID-19 deaths​

There are now a total of 1,638 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. This is the number that will be reported to the World Health Organization as it provides the most accurate assessment of COVID-19 related mortality in New Zealand.

In the past seven days there have been an average of 14 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to COVID-19. This is a very sad time for whānau and friends of those who have died, and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Information on the number of new deaths of people with COVID-19 reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours, and the seven-day rolling average, is available on the Ministry of Health website. This includes information on the age band and location of these newly reported deaths.
 

COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 648: Northland: 34; Waitematā: 51; Counties Manukau: 51; Auckland: 133; Waikato: 60; Bay of Plenty: 26; Lakes: 15; Hawke’s Bay: 24; MidCentral: 25; Whanganui: 7; Taranaki: 23; Tairawhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 5; Capital & Coast: 20; Hutt Valley: 11; Nelson Marlborough: 18; Canterbury: 91; West Coast: 4; South Canterbury: 21; Southern: 27.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 703 (This time last week it was 797)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 64
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 19
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (58 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (80 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (306 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,370 first doses; 3,982,238 second doses; 34,086 third primary doses; 2,709,392 first booster doses: 366,335 second booster doses: 266,163 paediatric first doses and 145,688 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 26 first doses; 25 second doses; 28 third primary doses; 546 first booster doses; 9,972 second booster doses; 26 paediatric first doses and 120 paediatric second doses
 

matiunz

This year yet?
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I wouldn't have thought there'd be enough anti vax staff to have any power plays, a few hundred throughout the country last I heard, although they make a lot of noise for a tiny group. What you've heard about this big struggle could be coming out of their echo chamber and no one else gives a shit. Hospitals are naturally going be the most cautious and the last place to loosen health precautions.
Have noticed it getting a bit stronger, not so much anti vax but more ‘I’ve played by the rules previously but had enough now, no more’ type mentality
 
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3302 Community Cases

It's coming down but I'm unsure if it's the weekend effect or the current wave has broken

Auckland - 1110
Canterbury - 485
Waikato - 296
Southern - 258
Wellington - 206
Bay of Plenty - 128
Hutt Valley - 122
Northland - 99
Mid Central - 96
Nelson - 94
Hawkes Bay - 85
Taranaki - 73
Lakes - 72
South Canterbury - 55
Whanganui - 35
Wairarapa - 34
West Coast - 30
Tairawhiti - 21
Unknown - 3
 
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COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 606: Northland: 29; Waitematā: 57; Counties Manukau: 46; Auckland: 75; Waikato: 67; Bay of Plenty: 28; Lakes: 10; Hawke’s Bay: 24; MidCentral: 27; Whanganui: 6; Taranaki: 22; Tairāwhiti: 3; Wairarapa: 3; Capital & Coast: 16; Hutt Valley: 15; Nelson Marlborough: 18; Canterbury: 100; West Coast: 6; South Canterbury: 23; Southern: 31.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 675 (This time last week it was 810)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 64
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 16
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (56 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (79 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (282 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,387 first doses; 3,982,263 second doses; 34,091 third primary doses; 2,709,977 first booster doses: 370,756 second booster doses: 266,212 paediatric first doses and 145,968 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 20 first doses; 25 second doses; 5 third primary doses; 580 first booster doses; 4,417 second booster doses; 50 paediatric first doses and 280 paediatric second doses
 
4006 Community Cases

Auckland - 1475
Canterbury - 473
Waikato - 370
Southern - 281
Wellington - 232
Bay of Plenty - 179
Nelson - 131
Hutt Valley - 128
Mid Central - 122
Northland - 120
Hawkes Bay - 112
Taranaki - 95
Lakes - 74
South Canterbury - 69
Wairarapa - 49
Whanganui - 44
West Coast - 30
Tairawhiti - 20
Unknown - 2
 

COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 654: Northland: 36; Waitematā: 61; Counties Manukau: 51; Auckland: 75; Waikato: 60; Bay of Plenty: 30; Lakes: 17; Hawke’s Bay: 32; MidCentral: 21; Whanganui: 13; Taranaki: 22; Tairāwhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 5; Capital, Coast: 23; Hutt: 13; Nelson Marlborough: 20; Canterbury: 107; West Coast: 4; South Canterbury: 27; Southern: 35.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 660 (This time last week 799)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 63
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 16
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (52 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (77 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (272 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,397 first doses; 3,982,271 second doses; 34,093 third primary doses; 2,710,306 first booster doses: 372,238 second booster doses: 266,240 paediatric first doses and 146,067 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 9 first doses; 6 second doses; 1 third primary doses; 321 first booster doses; 1,467 second booster doses; 28 paediatric first doses and 99 paediatric second doses
 

Update to reported vaccination rates​

COVID-19’s vaccination data is currently undergoing a technical update, which will mean some changes in reported vaccination rates. These will be routinely published from Wednesday (10 August), in line with our normal weekly reporting cycle.

These changes are the result of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand moving to using 2021 Health System User (HSU) data, replacing the 2020 HSU data that has been previously used. As a result, we will be adding a larger group of New Zealanders to the list of those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, as part of improvements to the vaccination programme.

Moving to the 2021 HSU data will mean a technical decrease in reported vaccination rates overall because of the larger number of eligible New Zealanders being identified. However, they will make no difference to the total number of New Zealanders vaccinated, which remains the same and will continue to increase as more people are vaccinated.

This decrease in the overall vaccine rate is because, while we have the same number of people vaccinated, we are now dividing that number by a larger group of eligible people. This larger group now includes people who have used health services during the 2021 calendar year, that were not captured in the 2020 HSU data.
 
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Information and Stat Update

As most of you know for the last 893 days, yes that's how long we have had covid in NZ for I have been keeping stats on the coronavirus.

It got to the point where it was taking roughly 2 hours to update the daily numbers into my spreadsheet.

I use 12 different sections and as you may imagine it takes a lot of time to update them manually.

Here are the sections in case you are wondering.

1: Overall

2: Cases under the Traffic Light System

3: Cases after the Auckland Borders were re-opened

4: PCR's and RAT's test combined

5: Cases with Kiwis coming back from Australia

6: Cases with Kiwis returning from around the world

7: Cases with when we stopped scanning our QR Codes

8: Cases with no more gathering limits

9: Cases with Omicron entering NZ

10: Cases with International visitors returning to NZ

11: Cases with different Omicron variants found in NZ

12: And lastly cases under the new NZ Public Health system


Why you may ask would I use 12 sections to cover the covid cases when 1 or 2 could be enough? That's how my mind works, so I can track how well we are doing in all 12 sections.

So as you can imagine it taking 2 hours to manually update can be exhausting, so 2 weeks ago I came up with a method to automatically track each section. I should have done this about a year ago, but a year ago it wasn't taking me 2 hours to do a day.

I had to go back through each area (all 20 cities and towns that the DHB use to record each area), and manually get all of them up to date.

I am finally able to state that I am now up to date with that, and from tomorrow going forwards can just input the daily numbers and watch everything get automatically updated to the way I want.

I am so happy. Everything is now up to date. I will provide an update next post to show where the numbers are.


I get my 2 hours back now. Or most of my 2 hours. Wahoo.
 
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As promised updated information.

OVERALL - I will just publish this section as I don't think many of you would want to see all 12 sections.

Auckland - 526,372

Canterbury - 220,618

Waikato - 129,224

Southern - 123,714

Capital and Coast - 120,921

Bay of Plenty - 76,217

Mid Central - 58,622

Hawkes Bay - 58,437

Hutt Valley - 56,263

Northland - 49,141

Nelson - 49,073

Taranaki - 42,307

Lakes - 34,142

South Canterbury - 21,866

Whanganui - 21,374

Tairawhiti - 16,531

Wairarapa - 15,843

West Coast - 9446

Other - 942


OVERALL: 1,631,053

DEATHS - 1638

PEOPLE RECOVERED: 1,620,301


So as you can see I am now happy as I can track it automatically.
 
Australian cricketer Tahlia McGrath was allowed to play the commonwealth final despite testing positive for Covid-19 that day and having mild symptoms!

I’m waiting for Djokovic to get an apology now 🤣

Hypocrites…
 
Back over 5000 cases

5939 Community Cases

50 Deaths over 2 days

Auckland - 2106
Canterbury - 709
Waikato - 544
Southern - 443
Wellington - 300
Bay of Plenty - 278
Northland - 204
Mid Central - 197
Hutt Valley - 192
Hawkes Bay - 183
Nelson - 168
Taranaki - 154
South Canterbury - 117
Lakes - 102
Whanganui - 79
Wairarapa - 66
West Coast - 52
Tairawhiti - 38
Unknown - 7
 
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COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 634: Northland: 34; Waitematā: 65; Counties Manukau: 49; Auckland: 80; Waikato: 54; Bay of Plenty: 26; Lakes: 15; Hawke’s Bay: 37; MidCentral: 20; Whanganui: 15; Taranaki: 22; Tairāwhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 7; Capital, Coast: 18; Hutt: 17; Nelson Marlborough: 15; Canterbury: 97; West Coast: 5; South Canterbury: 25; Southern: 31.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 645 (This time last week 787)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 64
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 15
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (55 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (2 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (80 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (332 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,419 first doses; 3,982,292 second doses; 34,100 third primary doses; 2,710,803 first booster doses: 380,397 second booster doses: 266,254 paediatric first doses and 146,160 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 26 first doses; 23 second doses; 6 third primary doses; 481 first booster doses; 8,136 second booster doses; 11 paediatric first doses and 92 paediatric second doses
  • More detailed information, including vaccine uptake by District, is available on the Ministry’s website.
 

COVID-19 deaths​

There are now a total of 1,688 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. This is the number that will be reported to the World Health Organization as it provides the most accurate assessment of COVID-19 related mortality in New Zealand.

In the past seven days there have been an average of 16 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to COVID-19. This is a very sad time for whānau and friends of those who have died, and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Information on the number of new deaths of people with COVID-19 reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours, and the seven-day rolling average, is available on the Ministry of Health website. This includes information on the age band and location of these newly reported deaths.

COVID-19 case data

These newly reported deaths have not yet been categorised as to whether they are attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor or are unrelated to COVID-19. As this categorisation is made over coming days, the attributable deaths will be added to the total reported above.
 

Update to reported vaccination rates​

COVID-19’s vaccination data is currently undergoing a technical update, which will mean some changes in reported vaccination rates. These will be routinely published from tomorrow (10 August), in line with our normal weekly reporting cycle.

These changes are the result of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand moving to using 2021 Health System User (HSU) data, replacing the 2020 HSU data that has been previously used. As a result, we will be adding a larger group of New Zealanders to the list of those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, as part of improvements to the vaccination programme.

Moving to the 2021 HSU data will mean a technical decrease in reported vaccination rates overall because of the larger number of eligible New Zealanders being identified. However, they will make no difference to the total number of New Zealanders vaccinated, which remains the same and will continue to increase as more people are vaccinated.

This decrease in the overall vaccine rate is because, while we have the same number of people vaccinated, we are now dividing that number by a larger group of eligible people. This larger group now includes people who have used health services during the 2021 calendar year, that were not captured in the 2020 HSU data.