The order of our daily numbers has changed from today, to better reflect the shift in New Zealand’s current response to COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination.
This includes data showing our progress on reaching 90% fully vaccinated eligible people across Aotearoa.
COVID-10 hospitalisation numbers are also highlighted. All other numbers, including daily case updates, remain in the table below.
There were more than 20,000 vaccines administered yesterday taking NZ’s vaccination rate to 88% for first doses and 75% for second doses representing 3,159,301 fully vaccinated New Zealanders.
Getting vaccinated will help to stop you and your loved ones getting seriously ill and could save your life and theirs. If you haven’t been vaccinated, please get your first dose today.
The number of community cases in Canterbury officially remains at five. As reported yesterday, the fifth case has been confirmed as historical and will be removed from our case numbers tomorrow.
One previously reported border case has been reclassified as a historical case
There is one new case to report in Northland today, bringing the total number of cases for the region to 13. All of the cases are isolating at home with public health oversight.
Public Health interviews continue to identify new locations of interest and we do ask people in Northland to check the Ministry’s locations of interest webpage regularly, which is updated throughout the day. Each location of interest has corresponding advice.
Testing and vaccination rates remained relatively steady over the weekend. We urge anyone in Northland who has any symptoms that could be COVID-19 to get a test. Testing today is available at the following locations:
-Rawene Hospital, Honey Street – open until 2pm
-Kerikeri, 1 Sammaree Place – open until 4pm
-Ōhaeawai Rugby Clubrooms – open until 5pm
-Whangārei – 20 Winger Crescent – open until 4pm
- Kaiwaka - Three Furlongs – open until 2pm
The focus today in Auckland remains on testing in areas identified as having higher positivity rates, where the risk of unidentified cases is higher.
Public health staff are asking people in the suburbs of Redvale, Rosedale, New Lynn, Wiri, Drury, Henderson and Manurewa with symptoms, even if they are mild symptoms, to get tested. P - even if they are vaccinated.
This testing will help to provide assurance that any undetected spread of COVID-19 in these communities is identified as quickly as possible.
There are 18 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today. Up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland, visit Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
In Auckland, public health officials are now supporting 1,115 individuals safely isolate at home - this includes 564 cases across 372 households.
Auckland care home
One more staff member of Edmonton Meadows Care Home in Henderson has tested positive, meaning the total number of staff cases is now two.
The total number of cases related to Edmonton Meadows care home is now 10.
As we reported yesterday, two of the COVID-19 -positive residents are currently receiving appropriate ward-level care at North Shore Hospital.
The care home continues to operate under alert level 3 guidelines for visitors, meaning people have only been able to visit the facility on compassionate grounds.
As the source of transmission remains unknown, Whole Genome Sequencing is underway.
There are five new cases in Waikato today. Of those, one is in Ngāruawāhia, two are in Ōtorohanga and one is in Hamilton.
The fifth is a case in Ōtorohanga announced yesterday that came in after our daily reporting time cut-off. This case is still under investigation to determine any links to existing cases.
Three of the other five cases today are known contacts already in isolation and the remaining case has now also been linked to existing cases.
Following an unexpected COVID-19 wastewater detection Huntly reported yesterday, there are pop-up testing centres at both Huntly East and Huntly West from 10am today.
A third new pop-up testing site is being set up today at Ngāruawāhia. This takes the number of testing sites operating in Waikato today to seven. Locations can be found on the Waikato DHB website.
Public Health staff are asking anyone with symptoms to get tested – no matter how mild their symptoms might be. The advice is the same even if people are vaccinated.
There were 1,870 tests processed throughout Waikato yesterday and 1,257 vaccinations given.
There are no new cases to report in Christchurch today.
COVID-19 has been detected in two new wastewater samples collected in Christchurch on Friday, in the southern and eastern part of the city.
One of these samples is likely the result of a known case living in the catchment area. Investigations are underway to establish any link to known cases for the second sample, including any recovered cases that have recently left MIQ.
Further samples are being taken, with results expected later this week.
Because of the recently reported cases in Canterbury, it is important that anyone, especially those in Christchurch with any symptoms, no matter how mild, gets tested.\
Testing and vaccination sites are available across Canterbury today. Please see the Canterbury DHB website for site locations and hours.
The four household contacts of the person who was reported as testing positive for COVID-19 in Tonga remain in isolation and have all returned an initial negative result. Two close contacts are in isolation with public health oversight in Christchurch and two are in isolation with public health oversight in Porirua.
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