Around 29,000 vaccines given yesterday; 58 in hospital; 100 community cases

There were 28,921 vaccines administered yesterday, including 7,574 first doses and 21,347 second doses. To date, 88 percent of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 76 percent are fully vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated will help to stop people from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and will save lives.

COVID-19 vaccine update

Total vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 6,925,585: 3,724,359 first doses (88%); 3,201,226 second doses (76%)

  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 28,921: 7,574 first doses; 21,347 second doses
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 414,971 first doses (73%); 307,415 second doses (54%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 245,346 first doses (86%); 199,969 second doses (70%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday: 7,616: 1,803 first doses; 5,813 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

  • Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people: 128,556 first doses (80%); 105,631 second doses (65%)
  • Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people: 1,311,994 first doses (92%); 1,166,969 second doses (81%)
  • Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people: 311,222 first doses (87%); 261,840 second doses (73%)
  • Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people: 442,739 first doses (92%); 363,253 second doses (75%)

Hospitalisations

  • Cases in hospital: 58 (total, up from 49 yesterday): Waitemata (16); Middlemore (15); Auckland (26); Waikato (1)
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 49
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Three

Cases

  • Number of new community cases*: 100
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 10
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (97), Waikato (3)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 3,553 (1,649 of whom have recovered); Waikato 144 (45 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 14 (3 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1; Canterbury 4
  • Number of community cases (total): 3,733 (in current community outbreak)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 6,471
  • Historical cases*: 185 out of 4,658 cases since 1 January
  • Cases infectious in the community **: 42 of 119 cases reported yesterday have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**: 77 of 119 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 52 of today’s 100 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 48 of today’s 100 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 3,131 (in the current cluster) (441 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total):: 3,502
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 76%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 73%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 335 (as at 10am 3 November)

Tests

  • Number of tests (total): 4,162,831
  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 29,521
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 12,037
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 26,016
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 18

Wastewater

  • Wastewater detections: No unexpected detections

NZ COVID Tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,341,769
  • Poster scans (total): 475,049,775
  • Manual diary entries (total): 19,492,905
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,229,468

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

23 October

Serbia and Montenegro

United Arab Emirates

Day 6 / routine

Auckland

27 October

TBA

Singapore

Day 5 / contact of a case

Auckland

27 October

TBA

Singapore

Day 6 / routine

Auckland

27 October

TBA

Singapore

Day 5 / routine

Auckland

27 October

Scotland

Singapore

Day 3 / routine

Auckland

30 October

United Kingdom

Singapore

Day 1 / routine

Wellington

30 October

United Kingdom

Singapore

Day 1 /detected at point of entry

Wellington

30 October

United Kingdom

Singapore

Day 1 /detected at point of entry

Wellington

31 October

Japan

Direct

Day 1 /routine

Christchurch

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

25 October

Philippines

Singapore

Day 0 / routine

Christchurch

Today’s cases

*One previously reported community case has been reclassified as “not a case” and removed the from total.

One case reported today was identified at the border and has been deemed as historical. Due to data reconciliation, two cases that were included in the acute cases count yesterday are now included in the historical total.

**The number of cases here may sometimes differ from those reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications.

Northland update

There are no new cases in Northland today. Widespread community testing and vaccinations remain crucial following two unlinked community cases reported in the Far North.

Today there are 10 community testing centres available across the region and 11 vaccination clinics.

Additional testing and vaccination capacity are being stood up where and when needed.

Those who live in or around Taipa, Kaingaroa, Awanui and Kaitaia and have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks, especially around Labour weekend, are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible.

Northlanders, especially those in the Far North, are also urged to check the Ministry of Health website for updates on locations of interest, monitor for symptoms and stay home in their bubble and get tested if they are feeling unwell, wear a face covering when leaving the house, and use the NZ COVID Tracer App to record any movements.

Community testing centres are open today at:

  • Pukenui by the Houhora Fishing club (8.30am-3.30pm)
  • Eastern Rugby, Taipa (10am-2pm)
  • Kaitaia Hospital, Use the hospital driveway next to the car compound (9am-4pm)
  • Kaitaia Awanui Rugby Club (9am-2pm)
  • Rawene Hospital, Honey Street (9am-2pm)
  • Kerikeri, 1 Sammaree Place (9am-4pm)
  • Ōhaeawai Rugby Clubrooms (9am-5pm)
  • Dargaville Hospital (9am-3pm)
  • Whangārei – 20 Winger Crescent (9am-4pm)
  • Kaiwaka – Three Furlongs (10am-2pm).

Community vaccination centres are open today at:

  • Kaitaia, The Old Warehouse Building (10am-5pm)
  • Waitomo Papakainga, Kaitaia, Corner Puckey Ave & Bank St (2pm-5pm)
  • Panguru Clinic (10am – 2pm)
  • Maitihetihe School (1pm -3pm)
  • Ohaeawai Rugby Clubrooms (9am-7pm)
  • Moerewa, Simson Park (9am-5pm)
  • Kerikeri, Sammaree Place (10am-5pm)
  • Kaikohe Countdown (10am-4pm)
  • Whangarei, Northland Events Centre (10am-5pm)
  • Whangarei, 5 Walton Street (9am-4pm)
  • Dargaville, 22a Normanby St (10am-3pm).

There were 1,215 tests processed throughout Northland yesterday and 1,464 vaccinations given, including 449 first doses.

Auckland update

Testing numbers across Auckland remain strong with more than 12,037 tests completed yesterday.

There are 18 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today. For up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland, visit Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

In Auckland, public health officials are now supporting 692 cases to safely isolate at home.

The safety and security of individuals with COVID-19 and their families remains paramount when people are isolating at home with public health oversight. If people can’t safely isolate at home they may be moved to a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Auckland care home

Fifteen residents and four staff members of Edmonton Meadows Care Home in Henderson have now returned positive tests.

Three of the COVID-19 -positive residents are receiving appropriate ward-level care at North Shore Hospital.

Waikato update

Today we are reporting three new cases in Waikato, bringing the region’s total number of cases to 144.

Two cases are from Hamilton and one is from Ōtorohanga. Two are known contacts and were already in isolation and with daily public health contact and support.

Public health staff will be interviewing the third case to determine any links to known cases. All of yesterday’s 18 cases have now been linked following further investigations.

Several locations of interest were added yesterday for Ōtorohanga and Hamilton and we encourage people to continue checking the Ministry of Health page for details.

Anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, is being encouraged to get a test. The two Huntly pop up testing sites remain option today, as do sites in Hamilton, Ngāruawāhia, Ōtorohanga, Te Awamutu, and Thames. Please check Healthpoint’s website for times and locations.

There were 3025 tests processed in Waikato yesterday, and 2,781 vaccinations given.

Christchurch update

There are no new cases to report in Christchurch again today. There are still the 4 active cases who are in quarantine and 22 Locations of Interest in Canterbury – no new locations have been added in recent days.

Test results from additional wastewater samples collected in Christchurch are expected later today.

We continue to urge anyone in Christchurch with any COVID-19 symptoms – no matter how mild – to get a test immediately.

There is good testing capacity throughout the region. A pop-up COVID-19 community testing centre is operating today and tomorrow at the New Brighton Club. The pop-up is both a drive through and walk up clinic and will be open both days from 10am to 4pm.

For a full list of testing and vaccination centres in Christchurch, please see the Canterbury DHB website.

Yesterday more than 2,900 COVID-19 swabs were carried out at our testing sites and via general practice teams across the Canterbury community and 4994 COVID-19 vaccinations provided in Canterbury.

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.