Thursday February 10

There are 306 new cases of Covid-19 today.

A case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Queenstown this morning. This is the first community case in the Southern DHB this outbreak.

The case was notified after the Ministry's cut off period so will be added to official figures tomorrow.

Investigations into any potential connections between this case and existing cases outside Southland is underway.

Any locations of interest will be published on the Ministry of Health website.

Anyone in the Queenstown area who has cold or flu like symptoms, even if they are mild and are vaccinated, or has been at a location of interest should get tested. Please stay home or at your accommodation until you return a negative Covid-19 test result, and you are symptom free.

Of today's cases, 12 are in Northland, 216 are in Auckland, 48 in Waikato, 7 in Bay of Plenty, 6 in the Lakes District, 5 in Taranaki, 2 in MidCentral, 4 in Tairāwhiti, 3 in Hutt Valley and 3 in Capital and Coast.

There are 12 people in hospital, with no one needing intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 55.

96 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 95 percent have had a second dose.

More than 56,000 booster shots were administered yesterday, bringing the total so far to more than 1.7 million.


Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.


Top image: Teddy bear outside someone's home conveying the message 'stay home and stay safe.' Photo: iStock images.


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