22,152 cases – 13,231 in Auckland; 405 in hospital; 10 in ICU

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

March 2, 2022

 

It’s great to see more than 60 per cent of eligible Māori across the motu have now received a booster dose.

This milestone is an opportunity to celebrate the mahi of staff at vaccine clinics, health providers and iwi who have led the way to ensure Māori are well protected against Covid-19.

As always, there’s still work to do. The Ministry of Health strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to get their booster dose, which will help protect themself and others in the community from Omicron.

The booster dose greatly reduces the likelihood that you will become severely ill and require hospital care if you catch Omicron.

If you are 18 years or older and had your second vaccination at least three months ago, please get your booster as soon as you can. Find a centre near you by visiting BookMyVaccine.nz or calling the Covid Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 for a whānau booking.

Yesterday, 18,970 booster doses were administered.

We’re also continuing to remind people to self-report positive results for Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) through My Covid Record, to help us understand the size of the outbreak. People who need help recording their result can also call 0800 222 478.

More than 80 per cent of today’s 22,152 community cases were detected by a RAT. We would like to thank the tens of thousands of people who have self-reported their result.

Covid-19 vaccine update

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,020,089 first doses; 3,960,970 second doses; 33,472 third primary doses; 2,390,659 booster doses: 243,224 paediatric first doses and 3,739 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 421 first doses; 843 second doses; 105 third primary doses; 18,970 booster doses; 1405 paediatric first doses and 237 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated (including those vaccinated overseas)*

  • All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,064,094 first dose (96.6%); 4,003,247 second dose (95.1%), 2,392,300 boosted (71.7% of those eligible)*
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 519,456 first dose (91%); 499,081 second dose (87.4%), 204,002 boosted (60.1% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 280,858 first dose (98%); 274,815 second dose (95.9%), 122,711 boosted (58.6% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 243,109 first dose (51%); 3,718 second dose (0.8%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds – Māori: 36,127 first dose (31.3%); 612 second dose (0.5%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds – Pacific Peoples: 21,473 first dose (43.5%); 484 second dose (1%)

*Note, that the number for “people vaccinated” differs slightly from “vaccines administered” as it includes those that have been vaccinated overseas.

Vaccination rates for all DHBs (percentage of eligible people aged 12 +)**

  • Northland DHB: first dose (90.3%); second dose (87.8%); boosted (69.1%)
  • Auckland Metro DHB: first dose (97.4%); second dose (96.1%); boosted (68.1%)
  • Waikato DHB: first dose (95.3%); second dose (93.5%); boosted (66.9%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.3%); second dose (93.3%); boosted (68.1%)
  • Lakes DHB: first dose (93.6%); second dose (91.5%); boosted (68.6%)
  • MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.8%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73.3%)
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (93.5%); second dose (90.8%); boosted (69.3%)
  • Whanganui DHB: first dose (92.4%); second dose (90.5%); boosted (73.4%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.2%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (71.1%)
  • Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.8%); second dose (93.1%); boosted (68.2%)
  • Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.8%); second dose (95%); boosted (74.9%)
  • Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.8%); second dose (97.9%); boosted (78.8%)
  • Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.9%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (75.3%)
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.8%); second dose (95.4%); boosted (76.1%)
  • West Coast DHB: first dose (93.1%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (73.4%)
  • Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.7%); boosted (73.1%)
  • South Canterbury DHB: first dose (95.4%); second dose (94.2%); boosted (75%)
  • Southern DHB: first dose (97.9%); second dose (96.7%); boosted (74.8%)

**First and second dose percentages are for those 12+. Booster dose percentages are for 18+ who have become eligible three months after having their second dose.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: total number 405: Northland: 5; North Shore: 56; Middlemore: 142; Auckland: 108; Waikato: 37; BOP: 12; Rotorua: 5; Tairawhiti: 3; Hawke’s Bay: 1; Taranaki: 4; MidCentral: 2; Hutt Valley: 2; Capital and Coast: 11; Nelson Marlborough: 6; Canterbury: 10; Southern: 1;
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 52
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 10
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (42 cases / 14.7%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (7 cases / 2.4%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (134 cases / 47.3%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (55 cases / 19.4%); unknown (45 cases / 15.9%)

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 12,939
  • Number of new community cases: 22,152
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 3,525
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 18,627
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (382), Auckland (13,231), Waikato (2,139), Bay of Plenty (1,270), Lakes (415), Hawke’s Bay (273), MidCentral (367), Whanganui (56), Taranaki (261), Tairāwhiti (137), Wairarapa (91), Capital and Coast (1,115), Hutt Valley (473), Nelson Marlborough (272), Canterbury (1,033), South Canterbury (36), Southern (578), West Coast (15); Unknown (8)
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 8
  • Number of active community cases (total): 123,836 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 142,321

Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.

Tests

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 20,086
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 26,004
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days): 7.7 million