The Public Health department has published its weekly Public Health Spotlight on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases tonight 7 July 2022.
Globally, the number of COVID-19 reported cases has increased over the past week by 18%, and the number of reported COVID-19 deaths was similar to the week prior.
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Key indicators have improved over the past week, with the case rate decreasing by 14% from 621 cases per 100,000 population to 535 cases per 100,000. The 7-day rolling average has fallen from 62 to 53 cases and no new deaths were reported. Test positivity has remained stable at 28%, however testing has continued to decline from 1,513 PCR tests conducted in Epi Week 25 to 1,329 PCR tests conducted in Epi Week 26.
Six new hospital admissions were registered during Epi Week 26, a decrease from ten in the previous week. Of the six new admissions, one was admitted due to COVID-19 morbidity, and five were patients detected on screening. A total of 14 patients required inpatient treatment, which increased from 12 patients in the previous week.
During Epi. Week 26, there were 60 adults who received a COVID-19 vaccine (23 first dose and 37 second dose).
COVID-19 incidence over the past month has remained around a similar level and the number of PCR tests conducted continues to decline. To understand the impact of the recent changes to COVID-19 regulations, including face masks no longer being mandatory and the removal of a pre-arrival COVID-19 test, it is important that individuals who experience symptoms or have a positive LFT result conduct a confirmation PCR. Without this, we are unable to understand transmission in the community and effectively monitor new variants. Vaccination efforts continue and the vaccine remains our best approach to preventing COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.
The full report can be found at the link below.