Covid-19 update: 14 new community cases, 9 in MIQ


There are 14 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and nine in MIQ reported today.

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There are nine cases in Auckland, two in Northland, two in Waikato and one in Wellington.

The case in Wellington is linked to the Hidden Valley Festival in Matakana, north of Auckland. Locations of interest will be updated on the Ministry of Health’s website once the person’s movements have been investigated.

One of the two Northland cases was first announced yesterday but has been included in today’s official count.

There are two new cases in Canterbury today but because they were reported after the daily cut-off, it will be officially added to tomorrow’s numbers.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said a total of 4922 active contacts are being managed.

There are 34 cases in hospital, including two in ICU or HDU.

While daily case numbers fluctuate, the ministry said it was “likely that there will be a rise again in coming days”.

It said 47,796 booster doses were given – a record to date – in the past 24 hours.

Furthermore, a total of 548,733 booster doses have now been administered since they were made available in late November 2021 – about 36 percent of those eligible for it currently.

More than 90 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Meanwhile, an isolation facility for people with Covid-19 has opened today at a lodge at Lake Okataina, near Rotorua.

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