There were 38,332 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,362,811. Also, 8,636 paediatric doses were given yesterday, bringing the total to 177,964.
With Omicron in New Zealand, one of the best things you can do is get your booster as soon as it is due.
Boosters lower your chances of getting very sick and being hospitalised. Being boosted also helps slow the spread of the virus. If you’re over 18 and your booster is due, please get it now. Evidence to date is that the rate of adverse reactions to a booster dose is similar to people receiving their second dose.
We are reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson Marlborough, and Canterbury.
The cases in Taranaki were first announced yesterday and are included in today’s official case numbers.
There are 11 new cases to report in Northland today.
Of these cases, 10 are linked to previously reported cases and investigations are underway to determine a link for the remaining one.
Nine of these cases are in Kerikeri, one is in Whangarei and the 11th is in Kaikohe.
There are 103 cases to report in Auckland today.
Health and welfare providers are now supporting 1284 people in the region to isolate at home, including 515 cases.
There are 12 cases to report in the Waikato.
Case investigations are underway to determine a source of exposure for a number of unlinked cases.
There are two new cases being reported in Rotorua today. One case is linked to a previous case and the other case is under investigation.
Today we are reporting five cases in the Bay of Plenty.
Three of the cases are linked to previous cases and investigations are on-going for the remaining two. All five cases are in Tauranga.
There is one new case to report in Hawkes Bay.
They are linked to a known case and any locations of interest associated with them will be published on the Ministry of Health website.
There are two new cases to report in Nelson Marlborough today. Both are linked to existing cases.
There are three new cases to report in Christchurch today, which includes two of the cases announced yesterday.
Following data reconciliation, there are now nine total active cases in Canterbury.