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9091 new Covid cases, 5 deaths, 12 in ICU

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Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 1:14pm
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9091 new Covid cases, 5 deaths, 12 in ICU

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 1:14pm

There are 9091 new community cases of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health released the latest case numbers in the Omicron outbreak at 1pm after more than 9570 cases were reported yesterday.

A further five Covid-related deaths have been reported by health authorities today, all of whom died in the past two days.

There are 411 cases in hospital, including 12 in intensive care.

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7981, while last Thursday it was 7533.

One of the people whose death was reported today was from the Wellington region, one person was from Bay of Plenty and three people were from the Southern region.

One person was in their seventies, and four people were in their 80s.

"This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time," the ministry said in a statement.

The locations of today's community cases is Northland (260), Auckland (3233), Waikato (696), Bay of Plenty (291), Lakes (175), Hawke's Bay (303), MidCentral (281), Whanganui (124), Taranaki (265), Tairāwhiti (82), Wairarapa (83), Capital and Coast (595), Hutt Valley (250), Nelson Marlborough (265), Canterbury (1317), South Canterbury (130), Southern (637) and the West Coast (103).

The location of one case is unknown. Meanwhile, there are 90 new imported cases.

Imported cases are people who have arrived from overseas and are most likely isolating in the community.

Earlier in the week, the ministry announced "border cases" would now be classed as "imported cases."

In the community, there are 55,852 active cases.

There are 411 people with Covid-19 in hospitals across Aotearoa. They are in: Northland (10), Waitematā (50), Counties Manukau (49), Auckland (96), Waikato (30), Bay of Plenty (10), Lakes (two), Tairāwhiti: (two), Hawke's Bay (14), Taranaki (14), Whanganui (one), MidCentral (15), Hutt Valley (seven), Capital and Coast (20), Nelson Marlborough (six), Canterbury (48), South Canterbury (10), West Coast (two) and Southern (25).

The average age of people in hospitals in the Northern region (Northland and Auckland) is 60.

The vaccination statuses of cases hospitalised in the Northern region (excluding emergency departments) are:

- Unvaccinated or not eligible: 33 cases / 13 per cent

- Partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose: Eight cases / 3 per cent

- Double vaccinated at least seven days before being reported as a case: 61 cases / 24 per cent

- Received booster at least seven days before being reported as a case: 149 cases / 58 per cent 

- Unknown: Five cases/ 2 per cent

To date, 95.2 per cent of eligible New Zealanders aged 12 and older have had two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and 70.7 per cent of those eligible for a booster have had it. For Māori, 88.3 per cent have been double dosed and 53.8 per cent boosted. For Pacific peoples, these figures are 96.7 per cent and 56.5 per cent, respectively.

The latest update follows a grim milestone yesterday where the number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 also passed 1000.

The 32 deaths reported yesterday included people who have died over the previous six weeks, since April 5.

Of the people whose deaths were reported, two were from Northland, nine from the Auckland region, two from Bay of Plenty, two from Taranaki, one from Tairawhiti, four from MidCentral, two from Hawke's Bay, three from the Wellington region, one from Nelson-Marlborough, four from Canterbury and two from the Southern region.

One person was in their 20s, four people were in their 40s, two in their 50s, four in their 60s, nine in their 70s, nine in their 80s and three were aged over 90.

Of these people, 10 were women and 22 were men.

There were 425 people in hospital, including nine in intensive care.

They are in Northland (13), Waitematā (50), Counties Manukau (38), Auckland (113), Waikato (25), Bay of Plenty (11), Lakes (five), Tairāwhiti (two), Hawke's Bay (16), Taranaki (10), Whanganui (one), MidCentral (20), Hutt Valley (six), Capital and Coast (20), Nelson Marlborough (eight), Canterbury (49), South Canterbury (eight), West Coast (two) and the Southern region (28).

The average age of cases hospitalised in the northern region is 60.