7800 community cases; 401 in hospital; 14 in ICU; 17 deaths

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

May 20, 2022

Today we are reporting 7800 community cases, 401 hospitalisations and 17 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 8032 – last Friday it was 7548.

Covid-19 deaths

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 17 people with Covid-19.

These deaths take the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1039 and the 7-day rolling average of reported deaths is 14.

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; three were from the Auckland region, three were from the Wellington region, two were from Northland, two were from Canterbury, two were from the Southern region, and one each from Waikato, Tairāwhiti, Mid Central, Hawke’s Bay, and Nelson Marlborough.

One person was in their 50s, one was in their 60s, four were in their 70s, five were in their 80s and six were over 90.

Of these people, 13 were women and four were men.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time.

Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,027,146 first doses; 3,979,025 second doses; 32,245 third primary doses; 2,648,922 booster doses: 262,402 paediatric first doses and 121,625 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 54 first doses; 53 second doses; 34 third primary doses; 873 booster doses; 36 paediatric first doses and 187 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated

  • All Ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,827 first dose (96.3%); 4,006,038 second dose (95.2%), 2,642,338 boosted (70.7% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,180 first dose (91.3%); 504,354 second dose (88.3%), 236,814 boosted (53.7% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,002 first dose (98.4%); 277,172 second dose (96.7%), 141,282 boosted (56.5% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 259,420 first dose (54.5%); 118,680 second dose (24.9%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds – Māori: 40,917 first dose (35.4%); 13,692 second dose (11.8%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds – Pacific Peoples: 23,590 first dose (47.8%); 7001 second dose (14.2%)

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

  • Northland DHB: first dose (90.1%); second dose (88%); boosted (67.2%)
  • Auckland DHB: first dose (99.1%); second dose (98.2%); boosted (73%)
  • Counties Manukau DHB: first dose (96.2%); second dose (95%); boosted (65.7%)
  • Waitemata DHB: first dose (96.5%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (70.8%)
  • Waikato DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (66.1%)
  • Bay of Plenty DHB: first dose (95.1%); second dose (93.4%); boosted (65.3%)
  • Lakes DHB: first dose (93%); second dose (91.3%); boosted (65.5%)
  • MidCentral DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.1%); boosted (71.6%)
  • Tairāwhiti DHB: first dose (92.9%); second dose (90.7%); boosted (65.3%)
  • Whanganui DHB: first dose (91.8%); second dose (90.4%); boosted (70.9%)
  • Hawke’s Bay DHB: first dose (97.3%); second dose (95.7%); boosted (69.1%)
  • Taranaki DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.2%); boosted (67.5%)
  • Wairarapa DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (94.9%); boosted (72.4%)
  • Capital & Coast DHB: first dose (98.4%); second dose (97.8%); boosted (79.2%)
  • Hutt Valley DHB: first dose (96.6%); second dose (95.6%); boosted (74.4%)
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB: first dose (96.4%); second dose (95.2%); boosted (73%)
  • West Coast DHB: first dose (92.6%); second dose (91.2%); boosted (71%)
  • Canterbury DHB: first dose (99.8%); second dose (98.9%); boosted (74%)
  • South Canterbury DHB: first dose (94.6%); second dose (93.6%); boosted (73.9%)
  • Southern DHB: first dose (98.5%); second dose (97.5%); boosted (72.9%)

Partially and second doses percentages are for those 12+. Boosted percentages are for 18+ who have become eligible 3 months after having their second dose or 16 and 17 year olds who have become eligible 6 months after having their second dose.

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: total number 401: Northland: 14; Waitemata: 43; Counties Manukau: 52; Auckland: 77; Waikato: 31; Bay of Plenty: 8; Lakes: 4; Tairāwhiti: 2; Hawke’s Bay: 13; Taranaki: 11; Whanganui: 5; MidCentral: 15; Wairarapa: 1; Hutt Valley: 5; Capital and Coast: 15; Nelson Marlborough: 6; Canterbury: 52; South Canterbury: 10; West Coast: 3; Southern: 34.
  • *Average age of current hospitalisations: 61
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 14
  • Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region only, excluding Emergency Departments): Unvaccinated or not eligible (33 cases / 13%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (7 cases / 3%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (55 cases / 21%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (156 cases / 61%); Unknown (5 cases/ 2%)

Please note the average age of current hospitalisations is for the Northern Region admissions only at this stage. This data is recorded and extracted from the same source as the vaccination status of patients in Northern Region hospitals.

Cases

  • Seven day rolling average of community cases: 8032
  • Seven day rolling average (as at same day last week): 7548
  • Number of new community cases: 7800
  • Number of new community cases (PCR): 249
  • Number of new community cases (RAT): 7551
  • Location of new community cases (PCR & RAT): Northland (211), Auckland (2755), Waikato (531), Bay of Plenty (270), Lakes (123), Hawke’s Bay (270), MidCentral (237), Whanganui (76), Taranaki (231), Tairāwhiti (58), Wairarapa (61), Capital and Coast (530), Hutt Valley (224), Nelson Marlborough (264), Canterbury (1,165), South Canterbury (116), Southern (591), West Coast (84), Unknown (3)
  • Number of new imported cases: 99
  • Number of active community cases (total): 56,200 (cases identified in the past 7 days and not yet classified as recovered)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 1,082,993.

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): 3786
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 15,048
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3016
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last 7 days as of 20 May 2022): 1.4 million.