New Covid cases in Raglan, Hamilton and central Waikato are running at a slightly lower daily level. After running at around 382 a day in early July, new daily cases have now moved to about 311 a day, tracking in a 262 to 360 band. Our model is predicting that new cases will continue at this level over the next week with no surge in cases. There is likely to be 6 new cases of Covid in Raglan each day with about 45 active community cases, self isolating.
For our graph we have combined new daily cases numbers in Hamilton City, Raglan and other Waikato District areas (e.g. Tamahere, Whatawhata, Ngaruawahia, Huntly and Gordonton). Starting from a high level of over 1200 daily cases in early March, the numbers plateaued at about 1000 then began to slowly drop down to just over half the peak to 785 on 25th March. After tracking at about 200 a day in early May, they then went up to 350 a day, and then dropped to around 195 a day. They moved up in July to around 382 new Covid cases each day and are now down slightly to 311 a day.
There were 627 new Covid cases reported in Te Whatu Ora Waikato region on Saturday 23rd July.
The total number of cases in this Waikato outbreak now 124,550 (4249 active and 120,301 recovered).
There are 77 COVID-19 positive individuals receiving care at Te Whatu Ora Waikato hospitals – this is a mix of patients who are receiving care for COVID-19 and those receiving care for an unrelated condition who have also tested positive.
There is currently one patient in ICU and two patients in HDU.
The Covid RATs Community Collection Site (Pre-order required) site for Raglan has moved to the Raglan Food Bank at 36 Bow Street, Raglan. (Between the Gym and the Vet.)
It is open:
Mon 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Wed 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fri 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Covid vaccination centre for Raglan is the Raglan Pharmacy in Bow Street on a walk up basis.