Covid update: 135 new community cases

There are 135 new community cases of Covid to report today, the Ministry of Health says.

Today's numbers include new community cases in Auckland (125), Waikato (8), and Canterbury (2).

The Canterbury cases were first announced yesterday but are being officially reported in today’s figures.

"In addition, we are announcing four new cases in Nelson-Marlborough, which will be officially reported in tomorrow’s figures."

One previously reported community case was reclassified as a border case. Therefore, the total number of cases associated with the outbreak has increased by 134, not 135.

There are 76 people with Covid-19 in hospital and 7 are in ICU or HDU.

Yesterday 11,931 vaccine doses were administered, including 2711  first doses and 6757 second doses.

Auckland Update

Today, there are 125 new cases being reported in Auckland. 

Health staff are now supporting 3,123 people to isolate at home, including 847 cases.

The number and location of testing sites are regularly assessed by health staff to ensure there is good testing and vaccination centre coverage.

Waikato update

There are eight new cases being reported today in Waikato, with five in Te Kūiti and one each in Huntly, Ōtorohanga and Ngāruawāhia.

All eight new cases have been linked to previous cases.

Meanwhile, across the region, public health staff are now supporting 108 cases to isolate at home.

Two cases are receiving care at Waikato Hospital, including one in ICU.

Nelson-Tasman

Today we are announcing four new cases in Nelson-Tasman, all of which were reported after the official cut off period so will be added officially to tomorrow’s numbers.

Of these new cases, three are linked to existing cases and investigations into possible connections for the fourth new case are continuing.

Public health officials continue to manage several hundred contacts associated with exposures at two schools in Nelson. No further cases have been identified from these school exposures to date.

Locations of interest are regularly added to the Ministry’s website so people living in Nelson-Tasman is asked to keep checking for any updates.

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