COVID-19: 175 new community cases, 93 in hospital

Around 23,000 vaccine doses were given yesterday. Photo: SunLive.

The Ministry of Health have reported that there are 175 new community cases of Covid-19, with 93 cases in hospital.  Nine of the hospital cases are in ICU or HDU.

There were 22,951 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,343 first doses and 16,608 second doses.

Of the new community cases 159 are in Auckland, two in Northland, eight in Waikato, one in Lakes and five in Taranaki.

There were two new cases identified at the border.

COVID-19 vaccine update


Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

7,169,870: 3,786,143 first doses (90%); 3,383,727 second doses (80%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

22,951: 6,343 first doses; 16,608 second doses

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

776,134: 434,307 first doses (76%); 341,827 second doses (60%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

465,624: 251,233 first doses (88%); 214,391 second doses (75%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

7,145: 1,738 first doses; 5,407 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)


Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people

246,703: 132,553 first doses (82%); 114,150 second doses (71%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people

2,545,314: 1,326,892 first doses (92%); 1,218,422 second doses (85%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people

595,655: 311,778 first doses (89%); 278,877 second doses (78%)

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

164,464; 88,575 first doses (87%); 75,889 second doses (74%)

Lakes DHB ((percentage of eligible people)

146,524; 78,616 first doses (83%); 67,909 second doses (72%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people

839,945: 449,717 first doses (93%); 390,228 second doses (81%)



Cases in hospital

93 (up from 85 yesterday): North Shore (25); Waitakere (2); Middlemore (30); Auckland (36);

Vaccination status of current hospitalised cases

Unvaccinated or not eligible (50 cases / 59%); partially vaccinated14 days (11 cases / 13 %); fully vaccinated 14 days (8 cases / 9%); unknown (5 cases / 6%)

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU




Seven day rolling average of community cases


Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border

Two (including one historical)

Location of new community cases

Auckland (159), Northland (2), Waikato (8), Lakes (1), Taranaki* (5),

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 5,075 (1,879 of whom have recovered); Northland 41 (9 of whom have recovered); Waikato 225 (82 of whom have recovered); Lakes 1; Taranaki 6; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
Nelson/Marlborough 1 (who has recovered); Canterbury 4 (3 of whom have recovered),

Number of community cases (total)

5,371 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

192 out of 6,308 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community

65 of the cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

123 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

78 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

97 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

4,213 (in the current cluster) (768 unlinked from the past 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


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

120 (as at 10am 13 November)



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


*Today’s cases
Today’s cases include five in Taranaki, as detailed below. These were first announced by the Ministry on Thursday night but have today been officially added to the case numbers.

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

11 November

Full travel history to be confirmed

United Arab Emirates

Day 0 / routine


Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

8 November



Day 0 / routine


A previously reported border case has now been identified as ‘not a case’ – today’s net increase of cases is 176

Lakes update
As has been previously advised this morning, Toi Te Ora Public Health has notified the Ministry of a positive COVID-19 case in Taupō.

The person was tested on Thursday after becoming symptomatic earlier in the week.

Interviews are continuing today to determine any links to known cases.

Toi Te Ora is following up on any potential locations of interest. Potential locations of interest will be notified on the Ministry’s website.

The person’s four household contacts are being tested today.

There is additional testing capacity in and around Taupō today and the Ministry of Health urges anyone who may have symptoms, however mild, to visit one of the sites and get a test.

The five cases that the Ministry is officially reporting in Taranaki today are part of the Stratford household of six first announced by the Ministry yesterday.

All six cases tested positive on Thursday evening in Stratford, including one who was admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital for COVID-19 related reasons. The person has now been discharged and is at home isolating with the five remaining cases.

All cases are clearly linked and there is also a link to the Auckland outbreak.

Public health staff have tested five other people identified as close contacts. Three have returned negative results, including two people who’d been in the Wairarapa. We’re awaiting two further results.

The latest wastewater result for Stratford has not detected COVID-19.

Testing numbers around the region yesterday were up (1,095 tests were completed) and additional capacity remains in place today and tomorrow.

· Stratford pop-up clinic at the War Memorial car park. Open 10am - 2pm today and tomorrow
· Taranaki Base Hospital. Open 10am – 3pm today and tomorrow.
· Hawera Hospital. Open 10am-1pm today and tomorrow

A Ngati Ruanui pop up testing site has also opened in Albion Street, Hawera. It is open from 10am today

As of Friday, 86% of the eligible population in Taranaki had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 72% had received a second dose. For Mâori in Taranaki, 72% have had at least one dose, and 52% have received their second dose.

Northland update
Today the Ministry of Health is reporting two new cases which both have clear links to known cases.

There has been one new location of interest identified by public health over the past 24 hours – Pak'nSave Kaitaia. Details are on the Ministry’s website.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, is urged to get tested. Testing locations in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website here:

“There were strong vaccination numbers around Northland yesterday and we want to thanks Northlanders for continuing to play their part,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

There were 1,517 people vaccinated in the region yesterday, with about 60 per cent of those in the Far North.

More than half of everyone vaccinated in Northland yesterday identified as Māori.

Vaccination centres open in Northland today can be found on the Northland DHB website

There also continues to be a good turnout for testing with 1,249 swabs taken throughout Northland yesterday. The testing volumes continue to be high in Dargaville, Kaiwaka and Kaitaia.

Waikato update
Today the Ministry of Health is reporting eight new cases in Waikato - seven are known contacts and public health staff are today investigating the remaining case to determine any links to known cases.

Four of the cases are from Hamilton, three from Ōtorohanga, and one location is yet to be confirmed following further investigation.

The case reported yesterday without a location has now been confirmed as Ōtorohanga.

There are seven pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Thames, Huntly, Ōtorohanga, and Te Kuiti. For further details, please visit the DHB’s website.

There were 2,686 tests processed in Waikato yesterday.

Public health staff in Waikato are now supporting 234 people to isolate at home, including 89 cases and 145 contacts.

Auckland update
There are 16 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today.

Public health staff are renewing their calls to anyone in Auckland who is displaying any symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested.  The testing centres at Northcote, Balmoral and Wiri continue to operate extended hours to increase access to testing.

“We wish to reiterate our thanks to frontline testing staff across the region – in the past seven days there have been 101,423 tests received at labs and testing teams have been out in all weathers to do their bit for the COVID-19 response,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

Public health staff are now supporting 3,333 people to isolate at home around Auckland - this includes 1,655 cases.

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