Coronavirus: The number of unvaccinated New Zealanders in hospital with COVID-19

More than half of New Zealand's hospitalised COVID-19 patients aren't vaccinated, data from the Ministry of Health shows.

There are 84 people in hospital: 30 in Auckland, 28 in Middlemore, 24 in North Shore, and one each in Waitākere and Whangārei.

Of these inpatients:

  • 46 are unvaccinated or not eligible
  • 10 had their first dose less than 14 days ago
  • 14 had their first dose more than 14 days ago
  • 2 have been fully vaccinated for less than 14 days
  • 8 have been fully vaccinated for more than 14 days
  • 4 cases are unknown.

The three District Health Boards (DHBs) in Auckland are among the most vaccinated in the country. Auckland DHB has given first doses to 95 percent of its eligible population, Waitematā 92 percent, and Counties Manukau 90 percent. 

In Northland DHB, where one person is hospitalised, 82 percent of eligible people have received their first dose.

New Zealand as a whole is expected to hit 90 percent first doses in the coming days, with the Ministry of Health's data showing just 15,083 additional doses are needed to reach this. 

There were 22,007 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Wednesday, which is made up of 6045 first doses and 15,962 second doses. 

It comes as 185 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday - 152 in Auckland, 25 in Waikato, and eight in Northland.