No new Covid cases in the BOP

The Ministry of Health is continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Photo: John Borren/SunLive.

The Ministry of Health is announcing 135 new Covid community cases around New Zealand today.

Of those, 125 are in Auckland, eight are in the Waikato and two are in Canterbury.

There are no new cases in either the Bay of Plenty District or Lakes health board regions.

To date, there have been 72 Covid cases in the BOP, three of whom have recovered.

There have been 30 cases in the Lakes DHB District, 20 of whom have recovered.

The Ministry is reporting 76 people are in hospital with the virus, seven of which are in ICU.

"Two are in Auckland Hospital, three are in Middlemore, one is in North Shore Hospital and one is in Waikato Hospital."

Today’s cases

"Today, we are reporting new community cases in Auckland, Waikato, and Canterbury," says an MOH spokesperson.

"The Canterbury cases were first announced yesterday but are being officially reported in today’s figures.

"In addition, we are announcing four new cases in Nelson-Marlborough, which will be officially reported in tomorrow’s figures.

"One previously reported community case was reclassified as a border case. Therefore, the total number of cases associated with the outbreak has increased by 134, not 135."

Regional updates

The Ministry of Health is continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated.

Please remain isolated until you return a negative test result, says an MOH spokesperson.

"If you are not vaccinated, now is the time, as vaccination is the number one defence against Covid-19. Your DHB or local health provider will have plenty of opportunities to make this happen."

Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Auckland Update

Today, there are 125 new cases being reported in Auckland.

Health staff are now supporting 3123 people to isolate at home, including 847 cases.

The number and location of testing sites are regularly assessed by health staff to ensure there is good testing and vaccination centre coverage.

Waikato update

There are eight new cases being reported today in Waikato, with five in Te Kūiti and one each in Huntly, Ōtorohanga and Ngāruawāhia.

All eight new cases have been linked to previous cases.

Nine pop-up and dedicated testing sites are operating across Waikato today in Piopio, Hamilton, Te Kūiti, Taumarunui, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia and Ōtorohanga.

Meanwhile, across the region, public health staff are now supporting 108 cases to isolate at home.

Two cases are receiving care at Waikato Hospital, including one in ICU.


"Today we are announcing four new cases in Nelson-Tasman, all of which were reported after the official cut off period so will be added officially to tomorrow’s numbers," says the MOH.

"Of these new cases, three are linked to existing cases and investigations into possible connections for the fourth new case are continuing.

"Public health officials continue to manage several hundred contacts associated with exposures at two schools in Nelson. No further cases have been identified from these school exposures to date."

Locations of interest are regularly added and can be viewed here.

Several pop-up testing sites are open in Nelson-Tasman today:

  • Saxton Fields carpark, Suffolk Rd, Stoke, 9am to 6pm
  • Richmond Showgrounds, 359 Lower Queen St, 9am to 6pm
  • Motueka Recreation Centre: Old Wharf Rd, Motueka, 9am to 1pm

Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19, even if they are mild and you are vaccinated, are asked to please get a test.

See a full breakdown of today's numbers below:

COVID-19 vaccine update



Total vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

7,736,783: 3,926,572 first doses (93%); 3,688,689 second doses (88%); 16,967 third primary doses; 104,555 booster doses

Total vaccines administered yesterday

11,931: 2,711 first doses; 6,757 second doses, 103 third primary does and 2,360 booster doses.

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

481,808 first doses (84%); 409,577 second doses (72%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

264,232 first doses (92%); second doses 241,617 (84%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

495 first doses; and 1,704 second doses

My Vaccine Passes issued

82,448 issued yesterday; 3,742,580 issued in total

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)



Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (86%); second doses (79%)

Auckland Metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (95%); second doses (91%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (92%); second doses (86%)

Bay of Plenty DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (91%); second doses (83%)

Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (90%); second doses (81%)

MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (93%); second doses (86%)

Whanganui DHB

First doses (89%); second doses (81%)

Hawke’s Bay DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (92%); second doses (85%)

Nelson-Marlborough DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (93%); second doses (86%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (97%); second doses (91%)

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (91%); second doses (84%)




Cases in hospital


76: Waitemata (14); Auckland (31); Counties Manukau (26); Waikato (2); Bay of Plenty (2), Nelson-Marlborough (1)


Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (42 cases / 60%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (14 cases / 20%); fully vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (9 cases/ 13%); unknown (5 cases / 7%)

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU

7 (2 in Auckland; 3 in Middlemore, 1 in North Shore; 1 in Waikato)




Seven day rolling average of community cases


Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases*

Auckland (125), Waikato (8), Canterbury (2)*

Location of community cases (total)

Location of community cases (total): Northland 91 (64 of whom have recovered); Auckland 8,394 (2,417 of whom have recovered); Waikato 517 (265 of whom have recovered); Bay of Plenty 72 (3 of whom recovered); Hawke’s Bay 3; Lakes 30 (20 of whom have recovered); Taranaki 8 (6 of whom have recovered); MidCentral 6 (3 have recovered); Whanganui 1; Wairarapa 3 (all recovered); Wellington 18 (all recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 16 (1 recovered); Canterbury 12 (5 of whom have recovered);


Number of community cases (total)

9171 (in current community outbreak)*

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

209** out of 10,157 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community

41 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

58 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

51 of today’s new cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

84 of today’s new cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

6,770 (808 unlinked in the last 14 days)




Number of active contacts being managed (total):


Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)


Percentage who have returned at least one result





Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)



Testing centres in Auckland





Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections




Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


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