There were 9,047 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, and the Department of Health found another 13 deaths from Covid-19. Video / Dean Purcell / Mark Mitchell / Michael Craig
Today, 8,242 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Health reported 14 more deaths from Covid.
There are 480 people in hospitals with the virus, including 15 in intensive care.
Eleven of these deaths were from people who had died in the previous seven days.
From April 12 to 17, three of those who died today died.
“Delays in the report may also be due to the fact that people die from Covid-19 and not from Covid-19, and Covid is detected only after they have died,” the ministry said in a statement.
These deaths were 737, and the total number of publicly recorded deaths from Covid-19 was 737, and the moving average for seven days is 13 deaths.
Of the people reported today, two were from the Auckland region, one from the Bay of Plenty, one from Waikato, one from Taranaki, one from Wanganui, one from the Central District, one from the Wellington region, five from Canterbury and one from the South.
One person was 50 years old, two were 70, seven were 80, and four were over 90.
“Given the constant transmission to the public through the motto, it is very important that we all remain vigilant. Please continue to follow health recommendations to stay home, away from school or work if you feel unwell,” the ministry said.
“Another way to protect you, your vans and friends is to get vaccinated if you haven’t already. It’s free and available to anyone from the age of five.
Vaccination remains our best protection against Covid-19, and vaccination – in addition to the first and second doses – gives you greater immunity against Omicron and severe disease. There is a much lower risk of hospitalization if you are aware of your vaccinations against Covid-19 ”.
To date, 95.2% of New Zealanders aged 12 and older take double doses, and 71% receive coordination.
Of the children aged 5-11 years, 54.3% received one dose and 23.3% received two.
There are 52,771 active cases in New Zealand.
Today’s seven-day moving average is 7,540 – less than last Friday, when it was 8,166.
480 people with Covid-19 at the hospital are in: Northland (34), Waitemata (73), Manukau (65), Auckland (101), Waikato (43), Bay Plenty (14), Lakes (two), Hawks- Bay (nine), Taranaki (six), Wanganui (four), MidCentral (nine), Wairarapa (three), Hutt Valley (eight), Capital and Coast (six), Nelson Marlboro (six), Canterbury (65), South Canterbury (two), West Coast (one) and South Region (28).
Current community cases: Northland (233), Auckland (2446), Waikato (483), Bay Plenty (265), Lakes (143), Bay Hawks (283), Middle Center (313), Wanganui (118), Taranaki (184) ), Tairoviti (68), Vayrapa (78), Capital and Coast (542), Hut Valley (196), Nelson Marlboro (284), Canterbury (1462), South Canterbury (150), South Canterbury (150), South (888) and West Coast 103).
The location of the three cases is unknown.
Meanwhile, 74 new Covid cases have been detected at the border.
Covid cases are declining among children, but older kiwis are still at risk as winter and flu season in New Zealand approaches.
Despite the declining number of cases, a fashion designer from the University of Canterbury, Professor Michael Planck, said the age of the infected is a concern.
He told TVNZ that the number of breakfast cases is still high in older risk groups.
“We know that older people are at a much higher risk of getting seriously ill and dying.
“And what we see is that the number of cases has dropped dramatically in these younger age groups, but in fact they remain high or are declining much more slowly in these older age groups.
“I think it helps maintain a high number of our hospitals
keeping our deaths high ”.
Planck said the show said it was an “unpleasant trend” that manifested itself in hospitalizations and recent deaths.
In New Zealand, an average of 12 Covid deaths per day.
The easing of Covid’s mandates when installing orange traffic lights combined with the opening of borders and the onset of winter meant there could be an increase in cases, Planck said.
“I don’t know if we will see a full-fledged second wave at this stage, but I think we need to be prepared for the fact that the number of cases will remain relatively high in the winter, perhaps in the thousands.
“Maybe we’ll have a second wave, because the immunity will weaken in the winter or maybe in the spring.”
New Zealand has been at high risk of a bad flu season because with closed borders kiwis have not been exposed to the flu virus for two years.
In addition, Planck warned that New Zealand must be prepared for the possibility of a new option, “which appears out of nowhere and takes the world by storm.”
Vaccine expert Helen Petusis-Harris said Covid’s restrictions meant there was no exposure to conventional respiratory viruses that continually boost our immunity.
“This year may be the time to pay for the vacation we had from the flu and some other troubles.”
She encouraged people to get vaccinated against other infectious diseases not caused by particularly dangerous viruses such as whooping cough and pneumococcal disease.
“Both may be more common this winter,” she said.
Meanwhile, Waikato DHB is offering free immunizations against the flu and MMR along with the Covid vaccine at its public vaccination sites.
Vaccination services against measles, mumps and rubella, influenza and pertussis are provided by therapists and pharmacies in the area.
“Our borders, closed for two years, have protected us from the flu, but now that they have reopened, we will be exposed to new variants of the flu along with other viruses such as measles,” said Dr. Felicity Dumble, WDHB medical officer.
“We need a 95 percent vaccination rate to achieve ‘community immunity,’ sometimes called ‘herd immunity’, to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella.”
Influenza vaccinations are free for people aged 65 and over, Maori and Pacific people aged 55 and older, adults with diseases such as asthma and diabetes, children under 4 and under with a history of heart failure. respiratory diseases as well as pregnant women.
Adolescents aged 16 or 17 can now receive a Covid-19 booster 6 months after completing the primary course from any of the sites for multiple vaccinations.
Those who became infected with Covid-19 during the last outbreak will also start getting the right amps after a three-month lag to recover from the virus.
For more information on additional vaccinations, visit: Get a vaccine booster
For information on influenza vaccinations, visit: www.fightflu.co.nz