Still ‘Not Clear’ Whether Omicron COVID Variant Is More Transmissible Or More Severe Than Delta: WHO

Monday, 29 November 2021, 8:24 amPress Release: UN News The World Health Organization published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is causing global concern and sparking increasing flight bans on Southern African countries. The experts of the UN health agency said researchers in South Africa and around … Read more

COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Hawke’s Bay

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:08 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health The Ministry has been notified of a community case in Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay DHB confirmed the case late last night and informed the person of their test result. This person tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine surveillance swabbing for COVID-19 when they … Read more

More Than 20,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 144 Cases; 1 Death; 82 People In Hospital – 9 People In ICU

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:05 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health More than 20,000 vaccine doses administered yesterday; 144 cases; 1 death; 82 people in hospital – 9 people in ICU 28 November 2021  There were 20,873 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up 6,378 first doses and 14,495 second doses. To date, 92% … Read more

Booster Vaccinations Start | Scoop News

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:00 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health Booster vaccinations will be available throughout Aotearoa from Monday. While the priority is still getting people fully vaccinated, healthcare, border workers and kaumātua who have been fully vaccinated for six months or more can now get their boosters, Director General Ashley Bloomfield said today. “Vaccination … Read more

Nine Countries Designated Very High Risk

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 6:06 amPress Release: Minister For COVID-19 Response 27 November 2021 Nine southern African countries are being added to the very high risk countries list following public health advice around the newly discovered COVID-19 variant Omicron, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said. This afternoon, a public health risk assessment was carried out … Read more

Starpharma Releases Positive DEP® Phase 2 Interim Results In Prostate Cancer

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 2:15 pmPress Release: PR Newswire MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Melbourne biotech company Starpharma today announced positive interim results from the prostate cancer cohort in its ongoing phase 2 trial of DEP® cabazitaxel. The company showed that 100% of evaluable patients with (Stage IV) metastatic prostate cancer have had … Read more

Almost 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 145 Cases; 1 Death; 77 People In Hospital – 8 People In ICU

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 1:54 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health There were 17,899 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,679 first doses and 12,222 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 85% are fully vaccinated. Today our Pacific communities have reached … Read more

Help Shape The Waiariki Disability Action Plan

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:25 pmPress Release: Waiariki Disability Action There is less than a week left to share any thoughts and ideas on how people with disabilities can live their best life. Before the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards (DHBs) prepare their regionwide disability action plan, they want to hear from … Read more

More Than 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 173 Cases; 78 People In Hospital – 7 People In ICU

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:08 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health There were 18,092 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,319 first doses and 11,773 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 85% are fully vaccinated. The Ministry of Health has now … Read more