Covid-19 wrap for day 18 of lockdown

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2021-09-04 10:18:50

An aged girl with Covid-19 has died, case numbers proceed to fall; police say checkpoints are working easily and the nation is working in need of constructing provides.

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Photograph: AFP / 123RF / RNZ

By the numbers:

  • There are 20 new instances, all in Auckland
  • 16 are linked to beforehand recognized instances and 4 should not
  • 43 individuals with Covid-19 in hospital, seven individuals are in intensive care
  • There are actually 782 group instances – 765 in Auckland, and 17 in Wellington
  • Two new instances recognized in managed isolation and quarantine
  • Yesterday 86,544 vaccines got, taking the whole to three,772,754 doses administered.

There was no media convention immediately. In an announcement, the Well being Ministry stated a girl in her 90s who was a confirmed case of Covid-19 died in North Shore Hospital final night time.

It stated she had a lot of underlying well being situations, which meant it was not clinically applicable for her to obtain ventilator or ICU care.

The lady’s household shared a message, via the Ministry of Well being: “The whānau is devastated and shocked by the lack of their liked one and want to thank the entire important staff who’ve guided and helped them over the previous few days.”

Certainly one of her relations urged everybody to take Covid-19 critically.

“That is actual,” he stated, and referred to as on everybody to comply with well being recommendation issued by authorities.

New Zealand’s official Covid-19 demise toll now stands at 27.

It’s the first demise attributed to the coronavirus since mid-February. Earlier than this, no person in New Zealand had died from Covid-19 since September 2020.

Development sector below strain

Nationwide shares of Pink Batts insulation and different constructing provides are being exhausted.

Auckland’s stage 4 lockdown has minimize off each the manufacture and distribution of all however important provides.

The CBS cooperative of practically 700 building corporations in Canterbury says a number of product traces are at crucial ranges.

These embody some roofing metal, wallboard, glass, paint and aluminium extrusion utilized in home windows and doorways.

Government member Mike Blackburn says timber framing ordered now may not be delivered until December and even subsequent yr.

Wood Home Framing Abstract At Construction Site.

Photograph: 123RF, Andy Dean Images

Visitors volumes low at checkpoints, police say

Police say checkpoints in place at northern and southern thoroughfares into and out of Auckland operated “easily” in a single day, with low numbers of individuals travelling via.

On the 5 northern checkpoints (working since midnight 2 September) 992 automobiles have been stopped, and of these 24 have been turned away.

On the 5 southern checkpoints (working since midnight 31 August) 12,728 automobiles have been stopped, and 444 of these have been turned away.

Since lockdown stage 4 started, police have issued 3257 infringements nationwide.

Of them, 2898 had been for breaking the Well being Order, for failing to remain at residence apart from important journey, a police assertion stated.

Officers have charged 174 individuals with 185 offences associated to lockdown and well being orders. 5 of these costs relate to an individual assaulting, threatening or hindering an officer, the assertion stated.

One other 465 individuals got warnings.

Disappointment over Christchurch occasions

A big South Island venue firm says it is gutted that many giant occasions individuals have been trying ahead to are unlikely to occur this yr.

Venues Ōtautahi runs many Christchurch venues together with the city corridor, area, and stadium.

It is making preparations for the nation remaining in alert stage 2 till Christmas.

Its chief govt, Caroline Harvie-Teare, says in that situation as many as three-quarters of the greater than 100 occasions scheduled for the remainder of the yr will seemingly be postponed or cancelled.

She says that is extremely disappointing.

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The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performing on the Christchurch City Corridor.
Photograph: Duncan Shaw-Brown

Mayor urges compliance

The Mayor of Wellington is urging individuals to play their half so town can drop additional down the Covid-19 alert ranges.

Town is the one one apart from Auckland with lively instances within the present outbreak, however moved into stage 3 on Wednesday.

Andy Foster says it is good that some companies are again working, however many are nonetheless affected.

“There are loads of companies, notably hospitality, retail, tourism-facing companies – companies which depend on people-to-people contact, the place it is actually actually robust.

“They can not function correctly in stage 3, and we have to get ourselves down into stage 2 and 1.”

Foster says there isn’t any room for complacency and other people should keep contact tracing, masks sporting and bodily distancing.

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