Winter illness update​

(This update is provided each Thursday)

  • Of the 79 people in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals for SARI illnesses (severe acute respiratory infection) COVID-19 was detected in 1%, Human Metapneumovirus in 25% and Influenza in 1%
  • Other causes of infection, where known, were rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus and RSV (20%).
  • The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.
 

COVID-19 deaths​

There are now a total of 1,603 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. This is the number that will be reported to the World Health Organization as it provides the most accurate assessment of COVID-19 related mortality in New Zealand.

In the past seven days there have been an average of 20 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to COVID-19. This is a very sad time for whānau and friends of those who have died and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Information on the number of new deaths of people with COVID-19 reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours, and the seven-day rolling average, is available on the Ministry of Health website. This includes information on the age band and location of these newly reported deaths.

COVID-19 case data

These newly reported deaths have not yet been categorised as to whether they are attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor or are unrelated to COVID-19. As this categorisation is made over coming days, the attributable deaths will be added to the total reported above.
 

Winter illness update​

(This update is provided each Thursday)

  • Of the 79 people in Auckland and Counties Manukau hospitals for SARI illnesses (severe acute respiratory infection) COVID-19 was detected in 1%, Human Metapneumovirus in 25% and Influenza in 1%
  • Other causes of infection, where known, were rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus and RSV (20%).
Wow… 99% of people in hospital with respiratory illnesses are there for viruses other than covid.

So covid is actually relatively insignificant to our hospital crisis…
 
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Wow… 99% of people in hospital with respiratory illnesses are there for viruses other than covid.

So covid is actually relatively insignificant to our hospital crisis…
I think you've looked at one set of figures in isolation and perhaps jumped to the wrong conclusion. While it is correct only one person out of 79 has SARI in Manukau and Auckland Hospitals also has COVID, there is also 153 other patients in those two Hospitals with COVID who don't have SARI. That's almost double the patients. So yes, COVID is still significant.
 
I think you've looked at one set of figures in isolation and perhaps jumped to the wrong conclusion. While it is correct only one person out of 79 has SARI in Manukau and Auckland Hospitals also has COVID, there is also 153 other patients in those two Hospitals with COVID who don't have SARI. That's almost double the patients. So yes, COVID is still significant.
Yes but:

The current rate of hospitalisations in Auckland and Counties Manukau is in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.​

Our hospitals are equally as full with covid as before covid. The numbers are insignificant, although obviously some of the covid cases have poor outcomes.

Except exacerbating hosp staffing struggles, presumably.
Does the lack of covid impact on hospitals warrant the current 7 day stand down, when other countries have decreased their stand down? Our covid response was to limit the impact on hospitals which David’s stats indicate is ‘in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.’ Would our hospitals actually cope better and potentially save more lives than it loses by relying more on rat testing rather than a blunt 7 days?

No flames, just questions to ponder.
 
Our hospitals are equally as full with covid as before covid. The numbers are insignificant, although obviously some of the covid cases have poor outcomes.

No flames, just questions to ponder.
Sorry, which came first: the COVID or the COVID?

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Yes but:

Our hospitals are equally as full with covid as before covid. The numbers are insignificant, although obviously some of the covid cases have poor outcomes.


Does the lack of covid impact on hospitals warrant the current 7 day stand down, when other countries have decreased their stand down? Our covid response was to limit the impact on hospitals which David’s stats indicate is ‘in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.’ Would our hospitals actually cope better and potentially save more lives than it loses by relying more on rat testing rather than a blunt 7 days?

No flames, just questions to ponder.
I have heard it is a power play between the anti vax staff and the employers
 
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I have heard it is a power play between the anti vax staff and the employers
I wouldn't have thought there'd be enough anti vax staff to have any power plays, a few hundred throughout the country last I heard, although they make a lot of noise for a tiny group. What you've heard about this big struggle could be coming out of their echo chamber and no one else gives a shit. Hospitals are naturally going be the most cautious and the last place to loosen health precautions.
 
Yes but:

Our hospitals are equally as full with covid as before covid. The numbers are insignificant, although obviously some of the covid cases have poor outcomes.


Does the lack of covid impact on hospitals warrant the current 7 day stand down, when other countries have decreased their stand down? Our covid response was to limit the impact on hospitals which David’s stats indicate is ‘in line with rates seen in pre-COVID-19 years.’ Would our hospitals actually cope better and potentially save more lives than it loses by relying more on rat testing rather than a blunt 7 days?

No flames, just questions to ponder.
I agree it's a conundrum, how many lives are we losing to understaffing in 7 day iso protocols compared to how many saved from passing covid to vulnerable patients, who knows. I assume the experts are constantly triaging the numbers.
 
The antivax staff are probably the high maintenance employees that rebel against rules in general and management directives.

Probably took the opportunity to clear them out 🤣
If they're all like some of the conspiracy wackos and sheriffs I've seen on facebook raving about freemasons and Bill Gates, I hope they never let them back near a hospital unless they're sectioned or seeking help.
 
Get a load of this cooker, these vulnerable people of unsound mind are being terrorised and manipulated by self-appointed sheriffs phoning bomb threats into schools to feed their delusions, sad cycle of abuse and insanity. Glad I'm not a teacher having having to deal with this shit.

 
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Get a load of this cooker, these vulnerable people of unsound mind are being terrorised and manipulated by self-appointed sheriffs phoning bomb threats into schools to feed their delusions, sad cycle of abuse and insanity. Glad I'm not a teacher having having to deal with this shit.

Oh Dear! 🤣 I could only do 2 minutes, had to stop at children in containers 🤣
 
5296 Community Cases

21 Deaths

Auckland - 1767
Canterbury - 640
Waikato - 467
Southern - 414
Wellington - 372
Bay of Plenty - 224
Hutt Valley - 191
Hawkes Bay - 162
Mid Central - 158
Nelson - 143
Northland - 143
Taranaki - 140
Lakes - 122
South Canterbury - 97
Whanganui - 82
Wairarapa - 68
Tairawhiti - 57
West Coast - 47
Unknown - 2
 

COVID-19 deaths​

There are now a total of 1,624 deaths confirmed as attributable to COVID-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor. This is the number that will be reported to the World Health Organization as it provides the most accurate assessment of COVID-19 related mortality in New Zealand.

In the past seven days there have been an average of 20 deaths confirmed each day as being attributable to COVID-19. This is a very sad time for whānau and friends of those who have died and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Information on the number of new deaths of people with COVID-19 reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours, and the seven day rolling average, is available on the Ministry of Health website. This includes information on the age band and location of these newly reported deaths.
 

COVID-19 hospitalisations​

  • COVID-19 Cases in hospital: total number 605: Northland: 22; Waitematā: 62; Counties Manukau: 51; Auckland: 87; Waikato: 65; Bay of Plenty: 26; Lakes: 15; Hawke’s Bay: 24; MidCentral: 24; Whanganui: 8; Taranaki: 18; Tairāwhiti: 2; Wairarapa: 3; Capital & Coast: 24; Hutt Valley: 12; Nelson Marlborough: 21; Canterbury: 90; West Coast: 5; South Canterbury: 19; Southern: 27.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Hospitalisations - 7 day rolling average: 721 (This time last week it was 796)
  • Average age of current COVID-19 hospitalisations: 66
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 17
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital*: Unvaccinated or not eligible (55 cases); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (3 cases); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (77 cases); received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (346 cases).
 

COVID-19 vaccinations administered​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,029,349 first doses; 3,982,211 second doses; 34,051 third primary doses; 2,708,837 first booster doses: 356,295 second booster doses: 266,136 paediatric first doses and 145,565 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 33 first doses; 32 second doses; 9 third primary doses; 621 first booster doses; 10,179 second booster doses; 37 paediatric first doses and 114 paediatric second doses
 
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4790 Community Cases

14 Deaths

Auckland - 1620
Canterbury - 633
Waikato - 427
Southern - 364
Wellington - 311
Bay of Plenty - 213
Hutt Valley - 157
Nelson - 149
Mid Central - 137
Hawkes Bay - 133
Northland - 132
Taranaki - 117
Lakes - 115
South Canterbury - 86
Whanganui - 61
West Coast - 51
Wairarapa - 43
Tairawhiti - 38
Unknown - 3
 
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