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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

There were 20,663 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,635 first doses and 14,028 second doses. To date, 91% of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 82% are fully vaccinated.

Auckland DHB is fast closing in on being the first DHB in the country to be 90% fully vaccinated — as of 11:45am today, there were just 101 more people who needed to receive their second shot to reach this significant milestone. The DHB is expected to reach this marker this afternoon.

And, as of earlier morning, only 755 more Māori from Auckland DHB need to receive their first dose to reach 90% of Māori getting their first vaccination. 75% are already fully vaccinated in this DHB so far. Only 1035 more Pasifika from Auckland DHB need to receive their first dose to reach 90% of Pasifika, and 78% are already fully vaccinated.

There were 198 community cases:

  • 5 in Northland
  • 152 in Auckland
  • 30 in Waikato
  • 6 in Bay of Plenty
  • 2 in Lakes
  • 1 in MidCentral
  • 1 in Wairarapa
  • 1 in Canterbury.

Update on today’s COVID-19 cases | (external link)

Wellington weak positive

Last night, a weak positive COVID-19 result was picked up as part of routine surveillance testing in Wellington. This was for an essential worker from Auckland working in the city.

The result could indicate a historical case or a case in the earlier stages of infection. The worker is having a repeat test today and follow-up with the workplace includes tests of co-workers.