Tuesday 7 December

Today there are 98 new cases of Covid-19.

There are 74 in Auckland, 10 in Waikato, eight in Bay of Plenty, one in Taranaki and five in Nelson Marlborough.

There are 66 people in hospital, with seven of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people in hospital is 53.

Southern DHB has now hit the 90 percent fully vaccinated milestone, which brings the total number of DHBs at the 90 percent vaccination rate to five.

93 percent of New Zealand's eligible population has had a first dose, 88 percent has had a second dose and 114,201 booster doses have now been given.

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