There were 40,972 total doses administered yesterday, including 6,213 first doses and 11,862 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 86% are fully vaccinated.
*One previously reported case in Auckland had a duplicate record, and therefore has been removed from the total count. A separate, previously reported Auckland case has been reclassified as a Waikato case.
These changes, combined with the latest cases, result in a net increase today of 133 cases in the community outbreak.
Today, we are reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the Nelson/Marlborough regions.
We are also advising of two additional cases in Nelson-Tasman region. This brings the number of cases in the region to three. Due to a technical error, these three confirmed cases in Nelson-Tasman will be officially included in our figures tomorrow.
Meanwhile, there are no additional cases to report today in Hawkes Bay, Lakes, Taranaki, MidCentral, Wairarapa, or Wellington.
Information on today’s cases is included in the regional updates below.
We’re asking anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to please get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please remain isolated until you return a negative test result.
If you are not vaccinated, now is the time, as vaccination is number one defence against COVID-19. Your DHB or local health provider will have plenty of opportunities to make this happen.
Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.
There is one new case being reported in Kaitaia. Public health interviews are underway to identify a link.
We continue to encourage anyone anywhere in Northland to get a test of they have any symptoms that could be COVID-19.
Testing and vaccination sites open in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.
Today, there are 116 new cases being reported in Auckland.
There continues to be daily reviews of testing numbers and testing locations to ensure good coverage of risk areas.
Health staff are now supporting 3,844 people to isolate at home, including 977 cases.
Today we are reporting eight new cases in Waikato – four are in Te Kūiti, one in Huntly, one in Hamilton, one in Ngāruawāhia, and one in Te Awamutu.
Five of today’s cases have been linked to previous cases and the remaining three are under investigation.
There are six pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ngāruawāhia, Ōtorohanga, Thames and Te Kūiti.
Health staff are now supporting 118 cases to isolate at home.
Today we are reporting nine new cases in the Bay of Plenty.
Of these cases, one is in the Whakatāne district, three are in Tauranga city, and five are in the wider Western Bay of Plenty.
All are close contacts of previously reported cases and were already isolating at home when they tested positive.
The spread of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty is another reminder to get tested if you’re feeling unwell and get your first and second dose of the vaccine if you haven’t already.
Details of testing stations in Bay of Plenty can be found on Healthpoint.
Today, we are advising of two new cases in the Nelson-Tasman region, both known contacts of the local case announced yesterday.
All three cases are in isolation, with investigations into the source of infection ongoing. So far, initial case interviews have identified a small number of close contacts, who are also isolating with testing arranged.
The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service would like to thank the cases for their co-operation; this has enabled health staff to determine a range of initial locations of interest across Nelson and Tasman. These locations are listed on the Ministry’s website, with further locations expected.
People in the Nelson-Tasman region are asked to monitor the Ministry’s locations of interest page, which is updated regularly.
We are also asking anyone in the Nelson-Tasman region with symptoms – no matter how mild – to please get tested, even if they are vaccinated - and remain isolated until they return a negative test result.
Testing is available at:
Additional testing capacity, to ensure good coverage, is underway and details will be available on the Healthpoint website. Testing is also available at GP and Urgent Care clinics.
We are also calling for people to get vaccinated, with many sites available across the region. Vaccination clinic locations are available on the Nelson Marlborough Health website.
Please note, due to a technical error, the latest three confirmed cases in Nelson-Tasman will be officially included in our figures tomorrow.