Sunday 5 December

There are 106 new cases today. 

Three are in Northland, 93 are in Auckland, eight are in Waikato, one is in Whanganui, and one is in Canterbury.

- Northland: Two of the three new Northland cases are close contacts of previous cases. The other is an essential worker who regularly travels to Auckland.

- Auckland: 3,628 people are isolating at home, including 857 cases.

- Waikato: Of the eight new cases, there are two in Hamilton, two in Te Kūiti, three in Piopio (near Te Kūiti) and one in Huntly. Seven of these are linked to existing cases and one is under investigation. There are 107 cases isolating at home in Waikato.

- Whanganui: The new cases is being investigated, but the Ministry of Health say it appears they recently travelled out of the city and have links to existing cases outside the region.

- Canterbury: One case in Canterbury was reported yesterday, and has formally been added to the case tally today. There are also two close contacts of this case that have also tested positive in Canterbury, but they were reported after the Ministry of Health's 9am cutoff so will be added to tomorrow's case number tally.

You can check the list of locations of interest here

The Ministry of Health is asking anyone in New Zealand with symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested, even if you're vaccinated.


There are 77 people in hospital, with seven of those in ICU or HDU.

- 56 percent of them are unvaccinated or not eligible

- 25 percent are partially vaccinated

- 13 percent are fully vaccinated

- 6 percent unknown vaccination status 

Vaccine update

90 percent of their Māori population of Auckland and Capital and Coast DHBs have now received their first vaccination dose.

93 percent of the eligible population of New Zealand has now had their first dose (3,923,813 doses in total) and 88 percent have had their second dose (3,681,862 second doses).

102,162 people have had booster doses and 16,857 have had third primary doses.

Over 3.6 million My Vaccine passes have been issued (3,660,132 in total).

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