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: 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: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

Covid-19: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

There are 205 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak, as officials report another death from the virus. There are also 85 people in hospitals with Covid-19 – six of whom are in intensive care or high dependency care units. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Monday ahead of … Read more

Winsome Sears on Covid: Virginia’s incoming lieutenant governor questions vaccines for those who’ve had the virus before

Winsome Sears on Covid: Virginia's incoming lieutenant governor questions vaccines for those who've had the virus before

Sears, who did not reveal her vaccination status during her successful campaign for the second-highest seat in Virginia, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” that revealing it would create a “slippery slope” to being asked to reveal other personal information about her “DNA” and medical history.”The minute that I start telling you … 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

NT records one new COVID-19 case as virus detected in outer-Palmerston wastewater

NT records one new COVID-19 case as virus detected in outer-Palmerston wastewater

The Northern Territory has recorded one new case of coronavirus, according to the Chief Minister.Key points:The case was not infectious in the community, Mr Gunner saidIt brings the total number of cases in the outbreak to 26Testing of wastewater in outer Palmerston has returned a weak positive resultThe new case is a 31-year-old fully vaccinated woman … Read more

Covid-19: Virus in more than half of all DHBs and ‘a lot more’ spread expected

Covid-19: Virus in more than half of all DHBs and 'a lot more' spread expected

Covid-19 is creeping across New Zealand – and “a lot more” spread is expected when Auckland opens back up. As of Friday, there are active cases in 11 of the country’s 20 district health boards, including all four corners of the North Island. The spread of the virus has picked up in the past week, … 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

As Covid recedes in US a new worry emerges: wildlife passing on the virus | Coronavirus

As America’s pandemic – for now – seems to be moving into a new phase with national rates in decline from the September peak and vaccines rolling out to children, a new worry has appeared on the horizon: wildlife passing on the virus.A new study shows that deer can catch the coronavirus from people 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: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Covid-19: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Twenty residents and four staff members of an Auckland rest home have now tested positive Covid-19. Seven residents of Edmonton Meadows Care Home, in Henderson, are “receiving appropriate ward-level care” in hospital, said the Ministry of Health. The first case from the home was announced on October 29. That person, a resident, was fully vaccinated. … Read more

ACT records nine new cases of COVID-19, with 20 people in hospital with the virus

A hospital building seen from across a busy road.

The ACT has recorded nine new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.There are 20 people in hospital with the virus, with 11 in intensive care and four requiring ventilation.There are now 390 active cases in the ACT.More than 87 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.While today’s case numbers are the lowest the ACT … Read more

ACT records 30 new cases of COVID-19 as a Queanbeyan man dies from the virus in Canberra Hospital

ACT records 30 new cases of COVID-19 as a Queanbeyan man dies from the virus in Canberra Hospital

The ACT has recorded 30 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, while a Queanbeyan man has died from the virus in Canberra Hospital.Key points:At least six of today’s cases spent time in the community while infectiousTwo southern NSW men in their 50s have died from the virusToday was the first day during this lockdown that the ACT government … Read more