There were 26,996 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 7,149 first doses and 19,847 second doses. To date, 90 percent of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 81 percent are fully vaccinated.
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 5,243
* There is one additional case in Rotorua which is not included in today’s tally. This will be reflected in tomorrow’s case numbers.
** The number of cases here may sometimes differ from the total reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications.
Sadly, we are reporting the death last night of a woman in her 90s in North Shore Hospital. The woman had a number of underlying health conditions and had COVID-19.
Our thoughts are with her whānau at this deeply sad time.
Her underlying health conditions and the state of her health meant it was not clinically appropriate for her to receive ventilator or ICU care.
Her family was regularly updated and had the opportunity to speak with her regularly by phone. The family has been offered cultural support by the DHB.
The woman was admitted on 6 November from Edmonton Meadows Care Home where there has been an outbreak with 25 cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents. She was a confirmed case before admission to hospital.
192 of today’s cases are reported in Auckland and interviews are continuing today to establish links.
We are continuing to urge anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, to get a test. There are 15 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today. The testing centres at Northcote, Balmoral, and Wiri are continuing to operate extended hours to increase access to testing in those areas.
Public health staff are supporting 3,972 people to isolate at home – this includes 1,773 cases.
As reported earlier today, there are two cases confirmed in Rotorua after a person sought care at Rotorua Hospital for a non-COVID-19 health matter and subsequently returned a positive test result.
The person was not in contact with any other patients as they were placed in a room set aside for possible COVID-19 cases. The person was managed with appropriate infection prevention protocols. Two healthcare workers involved have been tested and are now isolating.
The second case is a household contact of the first. Based on current information there is a link to cases in Auckland.
This brings the total number of cases in the region to six. This latest result was received after our reporting cut-off time and will be reflected in tomorrow’s overall case numbers.
We are encouraging anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms in the region to get tested. Testing is available today at the following locations:
Two cases have been reported overnight in the Tararua district, covered by MidCentral DHB. Both cases reported feeling unwell on Friday 12 November, sought prompt testing and are now self-isolating at home.
The cases are in the same household. The Public Health Unit is still investigating any links with other known cases.
The Ministry of Health is recommending testing for anyone with mild symptoms of COVID-19 in Woodville and a number of locations of interest in the area will be published this afternoon. Testing is available today at the following locations in the region:
There are no new cases to report in Taranaki today and all five close contacts identified, at this stage, have tested negative. However, Public Health Officials are continuing to encourage anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested.
Testing details for today and the weekend
Yesterday more than 600 tests were carried out across Taranaki.
As of yesterday, 87 per cent of the eligible people in Taranaki had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 75 per cent had received a second dose. For Māori in Taranaki, 74 per cent have had at least one dose, and 56 per cent have received their second dose.
Yesterday, 1000 vaccines were administered across the region. For a full list of vaccination centres in Taranaki visit TDHB - COVID-19 vaccine.
There were seven new cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, six were known contacts and public health staff will continue to investigate the remaining case today.
Three of the cases were from Hamilton, two from Te Kuiti, one from Ōtorohanga, and one from Ngāruawāhia.
This brings the total number of cases in Waikato to 233 with 12 active cases remaining under investigation to determine links to the outbreak.
The case reported yesterday without a location has now been confirmed as Ōtorohanga.
Ten new locations of interest were added yesterday in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga and Te Kuiti.
There are three pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton and Ōtorohanga, with GP practices offering testing across the Waikato, including Te Kuiti, Te Awamutu and Raglan.
There were 2,275 tests processed in Waikato yesterday.
In the Waikato region, public health staff are now supporting 272 people to isolate at home, including 82 cases.
There are two new cases in Northland being reported today, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 44. One of these cases is a close contact of an existing case and investigations are continuing to determine how the other case is linked to the outbreak.
There were 590 swabs taken throughout Northland yesterday.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild and they are vaccinated, is urged to get tested. Testing locations in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.
There were also 1,131 people vaccinated in Northland yesterday, including 345 first doses and 783 second doses.
Vaccination centres open in Northland today can be found on the Northland DHB website
As reported by the Ministry of Health last night, COVID-19 was detected in wastewater samples collected in Tauranga on 11 November and Mount Maunganui on 10 and 11 November.
Anyone in the area who has symptoms – no matter how mild – is encouraged to get tested, even if they are vaccinated. There are two testing centres operating in Tauranga today:
At this stage, there are no other unexpected wastewater results to report.