COVID-19 cases

Covid number increasing in French Polynesia

There are now 400 active cases.

RNZ Pacific reports four people with Covid-19 are in hospital - one of them in intensive care.

Local television says one Covid-9 patient died in hospital last week, but the death has not been included in the pandemic's tally.

There have been repeated calls for people to update their vaccination status as only 23 percent of those over 60 have had a booster.

Last year when the territory was hit by an outbreak of the Delta variant, more than 600 people died, of whom more than 94 percent had not been vaccinated.

     

Covid scuppers news coverage in Wallis & Futuna

Too many staff have been affected by the resurgence of the pandemic which since June has caused almost 1800 infections.

The station will instead carry French news.

In Wallis, the outbreak peaked last week, and health authorities expect it to climax in Futuna at the end of the month.

Six people with covid-19 are in hospital.

Most people decided against getting vaccinated.

     

Number of Australians who have had Covid-19 jumps in June survey

Researchers have conducted their second "serosurvey", testing blood donations for the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to find the prevalence of infection had almost tripled since late February when it was estimated to be 17 per cent.

Kirby Institute senior research fellow Dr Dorothy Machalek said while the results revealed there was a "huge amount" of community transmission, it was not a surprise.

Nauru continues to record new Covid-19 cases

This was confirmed in an announcement by the President, Lionel Aingimea.

He said the results was from the 237 tests that was carried out by the Ministry of Health last week.

A total of 2,402 cases have recovered and one death from the virus.

Ten cases have been admitted to the Acute Care Unit with an additional three carers, four patients with moderate cases and six patients with mild or no Covid symptoms but have underlying illness.

A total of 158 houses are in lockdown with 1,730 residents.

Nearly half of Nauru has had Covid

Nearly 1600 cases have recovered, meaning about half of the island's population has been infected in a matter of weeks.

There are nine cases in the hospital's Acute Care Unit.

     

Covid-19 cases on Nauru now over 3000

With 381 new cases, there are now 3,161 active cases.

There are 11 people in the hospital's Acute Care Unit.

Altogether there are now 362 houses in lockdown.

The government is delivering cartons of water, noodles and eggs to these houses.

     

Covid cases in Nauru increase

There are now 2392 active cases in the community.

President Lionel Aingimea said 53 percent or approximately one in two people tested are positive.

Eight people are in the Acute Care Unit in the hospital.

There are three moderate to severe cases in the hospital, two are adults with underlying illnesses, and one is a child with a high fever.

A prohibition order on mass gatherings has been issued prohibiting a long list of social activities in order to slow the spread of the virus.

All Blacks hit by Covid

The All Blacks head coach Ian Foster, assistant coach John Plumtree and midfielders David Havili and Jack Goodhue, both from the Crusaders, have also tested positive.

Foster and Plumtree are isolating at their homes while Havili and Goodhue are not with the team in Auckland

Foster said he's confident in the team's ability to carry on preparing for the first test, full steam ahead.

"We've had a plan for this happening, and it's a great opportunity for the wider coaching group and the senior players, who will be highly motivated to step up."

Nauru Covid-19 cases now over 2000

There are now 2102 active cases.

That is up from 1048 on Friday.

Nauru President, Lionel Aingimea says approximately one person is testing positive for every three tests taken.

He has asked people to follow public health advice.

No social gatherings are permitted.

President Aingimea said within a few weeks Nauru will start to live with the virus.

But for now, the Covid-19 task force is working through its processes.

This is the first time Nauru has experienced Covid-19 in the community.

     

Total number of cases in NZ tops 1.3m, with 4429 new community cases today

The new cases today bring the total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand to 1,301,319.

In today's statement, the Ministry of Health said there were 332 people in hospital with Covid-19, including seven in ICU.

A further six deaths of people with the coronavirus have also been reported today, bringing the total death toll to 1461.

One person was in their 50s, one in their 60s, two in their 70s, and two aged over 90. Five were male and one was female. Three were from the Auckland region, two were from Canterbury, and one was from Waikato.