Sunday 21 November

There are 149 new cases today; 83 people are in hospital; 12 DHBs have also reached the 90% first dose vaccination milestone

Of today's new cases, 140 are in Auckland, 6 are in Waikato, 3 are in Northland, 2 are in the Bay of Plenty and 1 is in Canterbury. Two of the three Northland cases were actually confirmed after 9am today - the official cutoff time for new cases for the day. While they have been reported today, they are not included in today's daily case count. Instead, they will be part of Monday's case numbers. 

83 people are also in hospital, with 5 in the ICU or high dependency unit. 


The Ministry of Health says 12 of the country's 20 DHBs have reached the 90 percent first dose vaccination milestone. That means in those areas 90 percent of those eligible for the Pfizer vaccine have had at least one dose. Anyone over 12 is eligible for the vaccine, which is about 4.2 million New Zealanders. 

Nationally, 91 percent of people eligible for the vaccine have had at least one dose. 83 percent of eligible people are fully vaccinated. 

A more detailed breakdown of vaccination rates, including by specific DHB area, is available at the Ministry of Health site here

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