Friday 26 November, 1pm
Of today’s new cases, 154 are in Auckland, 15 are in Waikato, 1 is in Northland, 2 are in the Bay of Plenty and 1 is in Lakes DHB.
There is also 1 new case in Canterbury but it is not included in today’s numbers. The case is a known household contact already in isolation, however it was confirmed after the daily case deadline of 9am. It will be included in tomorrow’s figures.
There are also 78 people in hospital, of which 7 are in ICU or high dependency units.
Of the hospitalisations, 75 are in Auckland and 3 are in Waikato.
Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay also said more than 2 million My Vaccine Passes have been issued.
As of midday today, 13 of the country’s 20 DHBs had administered at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 90 percent of those eligible in their regions. Anyone over 12 is eligible for the vaccine. These DHBs are the three in Auckland, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Mid Central, both Wellington DHBs, the Wairarapa, Nelson-Marlborough, Canterbury, South Canterbury and Southern.