Tuesday February 8

There are 202 new community cases.

Of these, 17 are in Northland, 119 are in Auckland, 39 are in Waikato, 4 in lakes, 8 in Bay of Plenty, 1 in Taranaki, 8 in Hawke’s Bay, 1 in Hutt Valley, 4 in Capital and Coast, and 1 in Nelson Tasman.

There are 14 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.

18,655 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,605,815. 

1,502 paediatric doses were given yesterday, bringing the total to 200,562. 

There have been 5,075,132 vaccine pass downloads, including 7,292 in the last 24 hours.

A number of Covid-19 cases have been identified at schools. The Ministry of Health says this is not unexpected following the start of the school year and a number of health measures are in place to protect tamariki.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

Top image: Health workers seen at Pages Rd Marae COVID-19 testing station in Christchurch. Two positive cases of covid in the community have been detected. Source: Getty Images