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COVID Delta Update

COVID Delta Update

Posted November 10, 2021
Health , Media Release

Media Release: Ministry of Health

147 community cases; 81 cases in hospital; more than 22,000 vaccine doses given yesterday

Death of man with COVID-19 overnight

The Ministry is today sadly reporting the sudden death of a man in his 60s who had COVID-19 and was isolating at a home in Glen Eden.

The cause of his death will be determined by the coroner, including whether it may have been COVID-19 related.

Any deaths which might be COVID-19 related are fully investigated, whether they occur at home or in a hospital setting.

Thoughts are with this man’s whânau and friends at this stressful time.

This is a sad reminder that COVID-19 is potentially very serious – and fatal – if you’re not vaccinated.

This man’s death is not included in today’s numbers.

Cases

Number of new community cases 147

Seven day rolling average of community cases 154

Number of new cases identified at the border 2

Location of new community cases Auckland (131), Waikato (14) Northland (2)

Location of community cases (total)* Auckland 4,582 (1,779 of whom have recovered); Waikato 179 (72 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 30 (6 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (who has recovered); Canterbury 4 (all active)

Number of community cases (total) 4,813 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total) 7,561

Historical cases* 191 out of 5,748 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community** 34 of 119 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious** 85 of 119 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked 84 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked 63 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 3,828 (in the current cluster) (692 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Hospitalisations

Cases in hospital 81 inpatients (up from 79 yesterday): North Shore (26); Waitakere (1); Middlemore (22); Auckland (32)

Vaccination status of current hospitalised cases Unvaccinated or not eligible (40 cases / 49%); partially vaccinated<14 days (11 cases / 14%) partially vaccinated >14 days (14 cases / 17 %); fully vaccinated <14 days (3 cases / 4%) fully vaccinated >14 days (7 cases / 9%); unknown (6 cases / 7%)

Average age of current hospitalisations 53

Cases in ICU or HDU 11

Contacts

Number of active contacts being managed (total): 4,570

Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 75%

Percentage who have returned at least one result 71%

Locations of interest

Locations of interest (total) 131 (as at 8am 10 November)

Tests

Number of tests (total) 4,343,583

Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 27,957

Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 13,423

Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 25,821

Testing centres in Auckland 19

Wastewater detections

There were positive wastewater detections in samples collected from Stratford on 6 and 7 November, but COVID-19 was not detected in samples taken on 8 November. Further samples will be collected next week. COVID-19 was not detected in samples collected in Gisborne on 8 November. Further testing is underway. COVID-19 was not detected in samples from Napier on 8 November.

Clarifications

*One previously reported community case in Auckland has been re-allocated to Northland. Two previously reported MIQ cases have been reclassified as historical.

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

Northland update

There are two new cases to report in Northland., both in the same household in Dargaville, with links to known cases.

One of the cases is a child, which highlights the importance of getting vaccinated to protect our tamariki who aren’t yet eligible to get the vaccine. The more who are vaccinated in our community, the greater our immunity.

Anyone in Northland with any symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get tested as soon as possible, especially people living in Dargaville. Testing centre locations can be found on the Northland DHB website.

In Northland, 12 cases are currently being supported to isolate at home.

Upper Northland will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59 pm Thursday 11 November.

Auckland update

There are 19 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today.

People in Auckland are encouraged to please get a test if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild. Even if people are fully vaccinated, and have been isolating at home, please seek out a test if you feel the need.

In metro Auckland, public health staff are now supporting 2,664 people to isolate at home, including 1,230 cases.

Please note there is currently a difference between the number of cases reported by NRHCC and Ministry of Health. This is due to the way the Ministry reports the data and they are working to address this.

Auckland rest and care homes

There are now 21 residents and four staff members of Edmonton Meadows Care Home in Henderson who have tested positive for COVID-19

Seven of the COVID-19 positive residents are receiving appropriate ward-level care at Auckland hospitals. There has been no increase in numbers over the last 24 hours.

One further resident of Rosaria Rest Home has tested positive for COVI-19 since a resident tested positive for COVID-19 late last week. Results for all residents and staff have now been received and at this stage all others are negative.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service and Auckland DHB staff are supporting the residents and staff to keep safe at the privately-owned facility.

The transmission route has yet to be established.

Waikato update

There are 14 new cases in Waikato being reported today. Of these 10 are from Ôtorohanga – including six people in one household who are known contacts of cases - three from Hamilton and one from Ngâruawâhia.

There are seven pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ngâruawâhia, Huntly, Ôtorohanga, Te Awamutu, and Te Kuiti.

There were 2,988 swabs taken in Waikato yesterday and 1,894 doses of vaccine were given.

Waikato public health staff are supporting 62 people who are considered active cases to safely isolate at home.