COVID-19 News Update

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  • 63,168 flu vaccines administered in the last week 18 May 2022
    News article18 May 2022Each week, throughout the flu season, the Ministry of Health will publish statistics on influenza vaccine uptake across the country. Influenza vaccines administered in New Zealand The numbers as at 13 May 2022 63,168 flu vaccines administered across New Zealand in the past week, bringing the total to date to 736,666 (14.6% of the popul […]
  • 9,570 community cases; 425 hospitalisations; 9 in ICU; 32 deaths 18 May 2022
    News article18 May 2022Today we are reporting 9,570 community cases, 425 hospitalisations and 32 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 8,024 – last Wednesday it was 7,533. Getting vaccinated and practicing good public health behaviours are two of the most effective ways to avoid getting COVID-19 this winter and minimise the impac […]
  • COVID-19 deaths reporting update 17 May 2022
    News article18 May 2022The Ministry of Health has expedited the process for formally coding the cause of death for those who are known to have died within 28 days of a COVID-19 infection or as a result of COVID-19 infection. This means that most of the deaths that have now been publicly announced have been assessed as either having COVID-19 as the underlying […]
  • Temporary medical exemption change for Vaccination Order workers 17 May 2022
    News article17 May 2022As of 16 May, if a worker subject to the Vaccinations Order tests positive for COVID-19 for the first time, then their employer can provide the temporary medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster. This new process is for employers who have mandated workers who have recently recovered from or tested positive for COVID- […]
  • 9,843 community cases; 421 hospitalisations; 10 in ICU; 8 deaths 17 May 2022
    News article17 May 2022Today we are reporting 9,843 community cases, 421 hospitalisations and eight deaths. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 7,795 – last Tuesday it was 7,927. For guidance if you or someone you know tests positive or becomes a household contact, visit the Ministry of Health website. Today the Ministry of Healt […]
  • Auckland woman jailed after fraudulently obtaining $74,000 in disability funding 16 May 2022
    News article17 May 2022A 50-year-old Auckland woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to fraudulently obtaining close to $75,000 in disability funding. Michelle Herbst was charged in January 2019 by the Ministry of Health’s Audit and Compliance team with 82 charges of Using a Document, and one charge of Altering a Document. The charge […]
  • 7,061 community cases; 415 hospitalisations; 11 in ICU; 5 deaths 16 May 2022
    News article16 May 2022Today we are reporting 7,061 community cases, 415 hospitalisations and 5 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,702 – last Monday it was 7,479. For guidance if you or someone you know tests positive or becomes a household contact, visit the Ministry of Health website. COVID-19 deaths Today we are sadly rep […]
  • 5,745 community cases; 384 hospitalisations; 8 in ICU; 15 deaths 15 May 2022
    News article15 May 2022Today we are reporting 5,745 community cases, 384 hospitalisations and 15 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,608 – last Sunday it was 7,510. Today’s figures are an important reminder to remain vigilant. There are three actions everyone can do to help protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Firstly […]