Friday February 18

There are 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 13 are in Northland, 1,384 are in Auckland, 155 in Waikato, 58 in Bay of Plenty, 9 in the Lakes District, 17 in Hawke's Bay, 3 in MidCentral, 11 in Whanganui, 9 in Taranaki, 8 in Tairāwhiti, 5 in Wairarapa, 28 in Capital and Coast, 50 in Hutt Valley, 60 in Nelson Marlborough, 35 in Canterbury, 7 in South Canterbury and 77 in the Southern DHB.

There are 73 people in hospital, with 1 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 57.

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.

Nearly 370,000 booster doses were administered over a successful Big Boost week, pushing the total number of boosted people past 2 million.

This means 62 percent of the eligible population have now had a booster shot.

More than 90 percent of Māori aged 12 years and over in the MidCentral DHB region have now been full vaccinated, becoming the fifth DHB area in Aotearoa to achieve this milestone.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

And here's an update on how the vaccine rollout is going:

Top image: Man wearing a mask while buying food in a supermarket. Stock image/Getty Images.


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