Saturday 9 October, 1pm
There are 34 new cases in the community today, 31 in Auckland and three in the Waikato.
11 of the cases are unlinked.
This brings the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 1,527, with 1,140 now recovered.
There are 26 people in hospital, 24 in the Auckland area, one in Waikato and one in Palmerston North.
Northland is at alert level 3 until at least midnight Tuesday.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the snap move to alert level 3 yesterday evening after a woman who travelled to Northland from Auckland tested positive. A second person, who is thought to have travelled with the case has not yet been able to be contacted. Public health staff are working to identify locations of interest.
Locations of interest
There have been 18 new locations of interest added, including Uretiti campground near Waipu and Pepe’s Dairy Onerahi. See the full list here for relevant dates and times.
Yesterday there were 85,757 doses of the vaccine administered - 18,568 first doses and 67,189 second doses. This is the highest number of second doses to date.