Saturday 6 November
Today there are 206 new Covid cases, our highest daily total ever and the first time new cases have hit the 200 mark.
Four of those new cases are in Waikato and two in Northland. The rest are in Auckland.
There are 73 people in hospital, with one of those in Waikato and the rest in Auckland. Seven people are in ICU. The average age of people currently hospitalised is 51.
Only 47 of today’s 206 cases are epidemiologically linked to other cases. The rest are yet to be linked to other cases.
This brings the total current outbreak to 4240 cases.
Covid has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Gisborne and Napier. They have not yet been linked to any positive cases in those regions, which the Ministry of Health says may mean there are undetected cases in those areas.
Anyone in those regions with any symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested for Covid.
Further samples will be collected and tested over the coming days.
78 percent of New Zealanders are now fully vaccinated, and 89 percent have had their first dose.
Auckland is close to getting 90 percent of its population with two doses, with only 15,284 people needing to get their second dose to hit that mark.
The Ministry of Health is reminding those who got their first vaccine at Super Saturday that it’s now time to get a second dose, as three weeks have passed.