There were 21,013 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 2,859 first doses and 9,250 second doses. To date, 94% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 89% are fully vaccinated.
While we have seen a drop in case numbers today, we continue to ask everyone in New Zealand to remain vigilant.
Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test, even if they are vaccinated.
Be sure to wear a mask or face covering when you’re out and about and keep track of where you have been using the NZ COVID Tracer App, or a manual diary.
Getting vaccinated is the best way for New Zealanders to protect themselves, their loved ones, whānau and communities from COVID-19.
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get your first dose today.
*Today’s cases Today, we are reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, and Canterbury.
The case we are reporting in Taranaki as announced yesterday and is included in today’s official tally.
A case previously under investigation in the Southern region that has been re-classified as historical. This case was announced yesterday and is reported in today’s numbers.
In addition, an Auckland border worker has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine surveillance testing. This case remains under investigation and is yet to be classified as either a community or border case. The case has not been included in today’s community case tally but has been added to the tally of total cases to date.
One of the two border cases being reported today tested positive at Day 14 after being identified as a close contact of a previously reported border case in their bubble.
Two previously reported community cases have been re-classified as no longer cases and removed from the overall tally of community cases to date.
We are continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please remain isolated until you return a negative test result.
Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.
There are two cases to report in Paihia, Northland today.
Health officials are investigating recent travel to Auckland as the likely source of their infections.
Anyone in Northland with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test.
Testing is available in Kerikeri this weekend at 1 Sammaree Place, on today from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and tomorrow from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
A full list of testing and vaccination sites open in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.
Today, there are 53 new cases being reported in Auckland.
Health and welfare providers are now supporting 2,809 people to isolate at home, including 677 cases.
Auckland Aged Residential Care Facility
A staff member at Aria Park aged residential care facility in Auckland has tested positive for COVID-19.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service and Auckland DHB staff are supporting the residents and staff at the privately-owned facility.
Testing is being undertaken with residents and staff as part of the outbreak management plan.
There are three linked cases to report in Waikato today.
Cases continue to be detected in Te Kūiti and we urge everyone living in or around the town to remain vigilant. Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test.
There are six pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Taumarunui, Huntly, Te Kūiti, and Ōtorohanga. For a full list of testing sites, see the Waikato DHB website.
Bay of Plenty
Today we are reporting one new case in Tauranga.
This case remains under investigation for any link to previously reported cases.
Contacts are being identified and will be contacted for testing and isolation advice.
There are two linked cases to report in Christchurch today.
Christchurch testing locations and opening hours are available on the Healthpoint website.