Covid-19: Christchurch bus route, two malls and several shops named as latest locations of interest related to the Delta outbreak

Covid-19: Christchurch bus route, two malls and several shops named as latest locations of interest related to the Delta outbreak

CHRIS SKELTON/STUFFBus Route 60 between Barrington Mall and Christchurch’s bus interchange was added as a location of interest on the Ministry of Health’s website at 3pm on Saturday.A Christchurch bus route and a liquor store, including two malls, one of which is the city’s busiest, are amongst the latest locations of interest linked to the … Read more

Covid-19: Two Christchurch malls and several shops named as latest locations of interest related to the Delta outbreak

Covid-19: Two Christchurch malls and several shops named as latest locations of interest related to the Delta outbreak

David Walker/StuffRiccarton’s Westfield Mall including several of its shops have been added as locations of interest linked to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak on Saturday. (File photo)A Christchurch bookshop and two malls, including one of the city’s busiest, are amongst the latest locations of interest linked to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak. Barrington Mall in Spreydon between … Read more

COVID-19: Early indications Omicron is more transmissible than Delta variant, Boris Johnson says | UK News

The UK Health Security Agency says there are currently 336 confirmed Omicron cases in the country.

The early indications are that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is more transmissible than Delta, the prime minister has said.Boris Johnson made the comment as he updated his team of ministers on the latest COVID-19 situation at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. But Downing Street said it is still unclear how severe the disease … Read more

Delta vs. Omicron: More mutations don’t necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus

Delta vs. Omicron: More mutations don't necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus

But doctors want to remind Americans that they’re already facing a pretty formidable coronavirus variant, and that’s Delta.Delta managed to take over the entire United States in a matter of weeks in early summer, changing the outlook for a country that was rolling out vaccines and hope with equal speed.”In late June, the seven-day moving … Read more

Covid-19: 182 new cases in Delta outbreak, new case in Nelson-Marlborough

Covid-19: 182 new cases in Delta outbreak, new case in Nelson-Marlborough

There are 182 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, as the Government is set to outline how the move into the traffic light system will work. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Monday afternoon, ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holding a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm. … Read more

Covid-19: 144 new community cases, one death announced in Delta outbreak

Covid-19: 144 new community cases, one death announced in Delta outbreak

There are 144 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak and a person in their 80s has died in Aucland’s North Shore Hospital. The announcement comes as health officials contend with news of the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant. The variant has not yet been detected in New Zealand, but Australia is on … Read more

No, Ivermectin Did Not Help Japan Bring Down Covid-19 Coronavirus Delta Surge

No, Ivermectin Did Not Help Japan Bring Down Covid-19 Coronavirus Delta Surge

Japan experienced a surge in the Covid-19 coronavirus in July and August but in subsequent months … [+] cases have come down precipitously. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images) Getty Images Here’s some of the latest “say-whatever-you-want-without-real-evidence” news. There have been claims online that ivermectin somehow helped Japan conquer the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. For example, Pierre … Read more

‘Urgent issues’: Report reveals how weaknesses in Covid-19 response were exposed by Delta variant

'Urgent issues': Report reveals how weaknesses in Covid-19 response were exposed by Delta variant

A raft of “urgent issues” and shortcomings in the Covid-19 response have been exposed by the Delta outbreak, according to a Government report which warns the country is not prepared to re-open. The Government-appointed independent review group – headed by public sector fix-it man Sir Brian Roche – provided Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins with a … Read more

Covid-19: 178 new cases of virus, one death announced in Delta outbreak

Covid-19: 178 new cases of virus, one death announced in Delta outbreak

There are 178 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, and a person aged in their 50s who had the virus has died. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a written press release on Thursday afternoon. The new cases span across six regions, Auckland (149), Waikato (16), Northland (2), Bay of … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Ten out of 15 people who have died were unvaccinated

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Ten out of 15 people who have died were unvaccinated

The Ministry of Health has revealed 10 out of the 15 people who have died in the Delta outbreak were unvaccinated. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said during the 1pm press conference on Wednesday the ministry would now be reporting the vaccination status of those who died. Previously the ministry had said it would … Read more

Is Delta the last Covid ‘super variant’? | Coronavirus

Every week, a group of epidemiologists across the north-east of the United States joins a Zoom call entirely devoted to discussing the latest hints of new Covid-19 variants being reported around the world.“It’s like the weather report,” says William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. “It used to be, … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Tauranga Hospital and cafes among new locations of interest

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Tauranga Hospital and cafes among new locations of interest

There were 149 new cases of Covid today – including one new weak-positive case in Canterbury. 83 people are in hospital, with five in the ICU. Video / NZ HeraldThe Ministry of Health has released a number of new locations of interest which are spread across Tauranga and Turangi.Eight new places of interest were released … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Beauty salon and bar among new locations of interest – people told to isolate

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Beauty salon and bar among new locations of interest - people told to isolate

November 20 2021 There were 172 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today – and the first Wellington case has been confirmed, an essential worker from Auckland.Health authorities are advising people who visited three new locations of interest linked to people with Covid-19 to self-isolate immediately.They are a beauty salon in Rotorua and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person tests positive for virus in Hawke’s Bay

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person tests positive for virus in Hawke's Bay

The 90% Project is an NZ Herald initiative that aims to reach all New Zealanders to get the word out about vaccination so we can save lives and restore freedoms. Video / NZ HeraldA person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Hawke’s Bay.Hawke’s Bay District Health Board says the case had travelled from Auckland and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Petrol stations across Canterbury identified as Covid exposure sites

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Petrol stations across Canterbury identified as Covid exposure sites

Parram Grocery Store has been named a location of interest in Christchurch. Photo / GoogleNew potential exposure sites across New Zealand have been listed this afternoon including a series of South Island petrol stations, a South Auckland thrift shop and a Four Square store in Waipū.In the latest tranche of locations listed by the Ministry … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in the Delta outbreak – November 20

Covid-19: Locations of interest in the Delta outbreak - November 20

A central Wellington supermarket is among the latest locations of interest in the Covid-19 Delta outbreak in New Zealand. Countdown Cable Car Lane, on Lambton Quay, in Wellington was visited by a positive case on November 16, between 7.12pm and 7.30pm, says the Ministry of Health. The store was still open for business on Saturday. … Read more

Covid-19: 198 new cases in Delta outbreak across six regions

Covid-19: 198 new cases in Delta outbreak across six regions

There are 198 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak, across six regions. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Friday afternoon. There are new cases in Auckland (152), Northland (5), Waikato (30), Bay of Plenty (six), Wairarapa (one) and Canterbury (one).Ross Giblin/StuffThere are 198 new cases of Covid-19 across … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers tracking towards upper end of expert modelling

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers tracking towards upper end of expert modelling

There were 167 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Thursday and a further two deaths as the virus continued to spread across the country. Video / Michael Craig / Dean Purcell / Jed BradleyCOVID LATEST* Exclusive: 16,000 cases a week – Health Minister on how Covid could play out* Matthew Hooton: Shameful MIQ … Read more

Covid-19: 194 new cases in Delta outbreak, man in his 60s dies in hospital

Covid-19: 194 new cases in Delta outbreak, man in his 60s dies in hospital

There are 194 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, and one person with the virus has died in hospital. The update was given during the 1pm press conference on Wednesday with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Of the new cases, 180 are in Auckland, five are in Waikato, three are in Northland and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Health Ministry briefing on vaccines, pandemic response and hospitalisations

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Health Ministry briefing on vaccines, pandemic response and hospitalisations

Ministry of Health officials and public health experts on how high vaccination rates affect the response to Covid-19.Ministry of Health officials and public health experts will be hosting a briefing this morning on how high vaccination rates affect the response to Covid-19.The briefing, hosted by director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, will also cover how … Read more

Covid-19: 173 new cases in the Delta community outbreak

Covid-19: 173 new cases in the Delta community outbreak

There are 173 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, and 90 people are in hospital with the virus. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement, ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield giving a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm. Of the new cases, … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – November 13

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – November 13

A shopping centre, a Chemist Warehouse and a variety of clothing stores in Hamilton are among the latest locations to have been visited by a person with Covid-19. Shops including Glassons, Stirling Sports, Foot Locker, Chemist Warehouse, North Beach and Katsubi restaurant at Te Awa Mall, at The Base, were added to the Ministry of … Read more

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

There are 201 new Covid-19 cases in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Taranaki. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay gave the update in a press conference on Friday afternoon. Of the new cases, 181 are in Auckland, four are in Northland, 15 are in … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – November 12

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – November 12

A Kmart in Hamilton is the latest location of interest linked to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak. A positive case visited Kmart in Te Rapa on November 3 from 3.13pm to 5pm. The Ministry of Health is advising those who visited the store at the same time to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus over the … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak — November 11

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak — November 11

A bakery in Takanini, south Auckland, is among the latest locations of interest linked to the Delta outbreak. Supa Choice Bakery on Manuroa Rd in Takanini was visited by a Covid case on November 3, between 12pm and 12.15pm. Two Ōtorohanga locations were also added on Thursday evening. They are Flying Horse Chinese Takeaway and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta Outbreak: Waiheke Island confirms first local virus case

Covid 19 Delta Outbreak: Waiheke Island confirms first local virus case

Auckland moves to level 3.2 tomorrow night, Far North to level 2 on Thursday; more freedoms likely from Nov 29. Video / Mark Mitchell / Michael Craig / Dean PurcellWaiheke Island has recorded its first local case of Covid-19 just weeks after an Aucklander awaiting test results travelled to the island.In a post to Facebook … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Man who intentionally caught virus wishes he hadn’t done it

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Man who intentionally caught virus wishes he hadn't done it

An unvaccinated person who intentionally caught Covid-19 regrets his actions. Photo / Auckland DHBAn unvaccinated man who intentionally caught Covid-19 and was hospitalised now says he regrets his actions.In a post to Facebook, an Aucklander said he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was left weak and bedridden. The man became very ill and it’s … Read more

Covid-19: Five new Delta cases in Northland, baby in hospital

Covid-19: Five new Delta cases in Northland, baby in hospital

There are five new cases of Covid-19 in Northland on Monday, including a baby in hospital in Whangārei. The case in hospital is a 6-week-old baby, whose infection was reported at the weekend, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in Monday’s 4pm conference. It is Northland’s first hospitalisation related to the current Delta outbreak.UNSPLASHA … Read more

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

There are 190 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak as Cabinet is set to confirm if Auckland restrictions can ease as planned. There is one case in Northland, seven in Waikato and the remaining 182 are in Auckland. There are 81 cases in hospital, up from 74 on Sunday, with seven of those … Read more

Global Covid-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

Worldwide cases due to Covid-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge from the Delta variant eases and more normal trade and tourism resume, although some countries in eastern Europe are experiencing record outbreaks. Over the last three months, the daily average number of cases has fallen by 36%, according to a Reuters … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Te Awamutu rest home worker tested positive for Covid-19

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Te Awamutu rest home worker tested positive for Covid-19

A Camellia Rest Home staff member was informed of a positive test on Tuesday, November 2. Photo / SuppliedA Te Awamutu rest home worker tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week.A Waikato DHB spokesperson confirmed on Sunday night a staff member at Camellia Rest Home in Te Awamutu was informed of a positive test … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 113 new cases in community, 74 patients in hospital

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 113 new cases in community, 74 patients in hospital

Former Kiwi Ferns captain Luisa Avaiki Tavesivesi (centre) was one of many Pasifika sporting stars at the vaccination drive in Māngere yesterday. Photo / Michael CraigThere are 113 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and a record 74 patients in hospital with the virus.Five of those people are in ICU or a high-dependency unit.Of … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Covid case in Northland

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Covid case in Northland

Northland has recorded its third new case in the region since yesterday afternoon. Photo / Anthony PhelpsNorthland has recorded a new Covid-19 case today – the region’s third case since yesterday.The case is linked to the Kaitaia cluster and is a close contact of a person from that group, Northland DHB said in a statement … Read more

Covid-19: 100 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

Covid-19: 100 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

There are 100 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gave the update in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Of the new cases, 97 are in Auckland and three are in Waikato. There are no new cases in either Northland … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Teacher at Henderson creche tests positive

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Teacher at Henderson creche tests positive

What we know about the new ‘Delta plus’ variant now detected in Australia. Video / ABC AustraliaA West Auckland childcare centre has temporarily closed after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.So far, no one else has tested positive at Living & Learning Family Centre in Henderson – including the children who were in the teacher’s … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – October 31

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak - October 31

Visitors to a West Auckland laundromat are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days after it was among the latest additions to the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak. Anyone who visited the Wash and Save Laundromat in Ranui on October 24 between 5pm and 7pm, are asked to … Read more

Covid-19: 125 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Christchurch

Covid-19: 125 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Christchurch

There are 125 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Christchurch. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Friday afternoon. Of the new cases, 118 are in Auckland, one is in Northland, four are in Waikato, and two are in Christchurch.Ricky Wilson/StuffThere are 125 … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – October 28

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak - October 28

More takeaways and businesses in Christchurch have been linked to the Delta outbreak in a 4pm update of the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest list. Hornby Chinese Takeaways, Waimari Takeaway in Bryndwr, Z petrol station on Curletts Rd in Sockburn and Gloucester & Stanmore Corner Dairy in Linwood were visited by Covid cases between … Read more

Covid-19: 79 new cases in Delta community outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

Covid-19: 79 new cases in Delta community outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

There are 79 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. The Ministry of Health released the update in a press statement, ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health giving a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm. Of the new cases, 75 are in Auckland, and four are in Waikato.Fiona Goodall/Getty ImagesThere … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: MIQ shake up – Cabinet considers shorter stays, home isolation for vaccinated travellers

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: MIQ shake up - Cabinet considers shorter stays, home isolation for vaccinated travellers

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedA new case of Covid-19 has been identified in Waiuku.The infection was confirmed today in the rural town 40 kilometres southwest of Auckland.Waiuku Health Centre said it had taken its first positive swab test on Sunday and needed to inform the wider community.The test … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedCOVID LATEST:* ‘It feels like we’re the guinea pigs’: Some students nervous about return to school* Inside the Te Awamutu cluster – epicentre of the Waikato spread* The 90% Project: How to enable vaccination in key populations* Derek Cheng: Hundreds of cases now self-isolating. … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Nationwide vaccine rate drop over long weekend

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Nationwide vaccine rate drop over long weekend

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedCOVID LATEST:* ‘It feels like we’re the guinea pigs’: Some students nervous about return to school* Inside the Te Awamutu cluster – epicentre of the Waikato spread* The 90% Project: How to enable vaccination in key populations* Derek Cheng: Hundreds of cases now self-isolating. … Read more

NSW surpasses 500 COVID-19 deaths since start of Delta outbreak in June

Several people dressed in PPE speaking.

NSW has surpassed 500 deaths from the Delta outbreak which took hold in Sydney four months ago before spreading across most of the state.Key points:The latest NSW health data shows that only 10 per cent of people who died were fully vaccinatedThe age group with the highest deaths are those between 80 and 89The Premier says … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Vital health workers can now ask for vaccine exemption

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Vital health workers can now ask for vaccine exemption

A order requiring health staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine has been issued. Photo / Getty The employers of key healthcare workers can now make a bid for them to be exempt from Covid-19 vaccine mandates under new rules issued by the Ministry of Health.It comes as the “no jab, no job” public health order, … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: New case in Blenheim, South Island

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: New case in Blenheim, South Island

October 22 2021 New Zealand will move to a new “traffic light” system to manage Covid-19 when District Health Boards have 90 per cent of its eligible population vaccinated.COVID LATEST* The new traffic light system – all you need to know* New Northland locations released – linked to mother, daughter cases* ‘Entering Red Zone’: … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Locations of interest – Auckland’s North Shore suburbs latest to be linked

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Locations of interest - Auckland's North Shore suburbs latest to be linked

October 21 2021 There are 102 Covid-19 cases in the community today – the highest daily number since the coronavirus pandemic hit our shores last year.A New Lynn organic grocery store and three Auckland petrol stations are the latest Auckland locations linked to Covid-positive cases.Huckleberry in New Lynn was visited by an infected person … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person on Waiheke Island tests positive – board chair

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person on Waiheke Island tests positive - board chair

Auckland has seen a surge in Covid cases with 94 reported today – the highest daily number since the pandemic arrived in this country in March last year. A total of 87 are in Auckland and seven in Waikato.A person on Waiheke Island has tested positive for Covid, local board chair Cath Handley says.The Herald … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn’t want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn't want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Kahu18 Oct, 2021 07:18 AM3 minutes to readThe town of Murupara has the lowest vaccination rate in the country. Video / Māori TelevisionOriginally published by Māori TelevisionA Murupara kaumātua says he and other local Māori don’t want the Pfizer vaccine and are waiting for other vaccines they think will be more effective.The central North Island … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest – visitors told to isolate

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest - visitors told to isolate

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigAnother inner city Auckland apartment block has been identified as a location of interest linked to at least one person infected with Covid-19.The Washington … Read more