Saturday February 5

There are 243 new cases of Covid-19 today.

The Ministry of Health announced on Saturday morning, that New Zealand is providing additional Covid-19 vaccines to Tonga and Samoa.

9,300 doses will be sent to Tonga and 10,000 to Samoa, bringing the total number provided to more than 47,000 and 94,000 respectively. 

Of today's cases, 21 are in Northland, 165 are in Auckland, 34 in Waikato, 1 in the Lakes District, 8 in the Bay of Plenty, 2 in Tairāwhiti, 1 in Taranaki, 6 in Hawke's Bay, and 2 in Wellington. There are also 3 in Nelson Marlborough that were recorded yesterday after the cut-off time, so are added to today's numbers.

There are 10 people in hospital, with 1 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 60.

96 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 94 percent have had a second dose.

There have been 5,043,716 vaccine pass downloads, including 14,024 in the last 24 hours.

More than 66,000 boosters were administered yesterday, the record number so far.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

Top image: A woman wearing a face mask while out in public to protect against Covid-19. Photo: Stock photo/Getty Images


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