Friday February 11

There are 446 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 16 are in Northland, 340 are in Auckland, 48 in Waikato, 14 in Bay of Plenty, 13 in the Lakes District, 1 in Taranaki, 7 in Hutt Valley, 4 in Capital and Coast and 3 in the Southern DHB.

There are 23 people in hospital, with no one in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 49.

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 50,000 booster shots were administered yesterday, bringing the total so far to 1,772,914.

43% of children in the 5 - 11 age group have had their first dose.

The Ministry is reminding people to stay home if unwell, wear a mask, physical distance and scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app when you’re out and about.

Anyone with any cold or flu symptoms that could be Covid-19 is asked to get a test and isolate at home until a negative result is returned.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

Top image: Covid-19 health and safety reminder signs on a public library window. Photo: iStock Photos.

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