Third positive waste water result in BOP

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The Ministry of Health have reported the detection of Covid-19 in the waste water of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

This sample taken on November 15 follows positives detections from samples collected on 10 and 11 November.

There are also 194 cases of Covid-19 to be reported today.

Of these cases, 180 are in Auckland, five in the Waikato, three in Northland and six in the Lakes.

There is also one new case to report in Christchurch today, says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“Interviews have determined a clear link to the Auckland cluster.

“The person flew back to Christchurch on flight NZ 1295 last Saturday November 13 after travelling to Auckland for an event.

“They then became symptomatic on Sunday and went for a test on Monday. The person lives in a household of six people. The household is isolating and will be tested.

“Please check the Ministry’s locations of interest page, for details about any locations if and when they’re identified.

“Passengers on flight NZ1295 are advised to monitor for symptoms for the next 10 days and get a test today.”

The case will be officially added to the Ministry of Health’s case numbers tomorrow.

There are currently 88 people in hospital with Covid-19 today, down from 91 yesterday.

The Ministry of Health is also reporting the death of a man in his 60s.

“Sadly, today we are reporting the death of a man at North Shore Hospital. The man was admitted to hospital on November 4 with Covid-19 symptoms and subsequently tested positive. He died yesterday.

“Our thoughts are with his family and whanau at this deeply sad time. The whanāu has been offered support by the DHB.”

Of the seven new cases in the Lakes region, one of the cases was reported following the 9am cut off time and will be included in tomorrow’s case count.  

“Six of the cases are in Taupo and can be linked to known cases in the area,” says the spokesperson.

“One case is in Turangi and is also linked to known cases in Taupo.

“Interviews are continuing to determine their movements and any locations of interest will be added to the Ministry’s website.

“Anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms in the region, is encouraged to get tested – even if the symptoms are mild.

Testing is available today in Rotorua and Taupo.

A pop up testing site has opened in Turangi today. The pop up testing site and vaccination site will be open until 4pm daily at the Turangi Community Health Centre carpark.

There were 21,031 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,664 first doses and 14,367 second doses.

To date, of New Zealanders aged over 12 years, 91 percent have had their first dose and 82 percent are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccine update


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

7,255,235: 3,812,895 first doses (91%); 3,442,340 second doses (82%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

21,031: 6,664 first doses; 14,367 second doses

Mâori (percentage of eligible people)

796,252: 443,155 first doses (78%); 353,097 second doses (62%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

473,987: 253,832 first doses (89%); 220,155 second doses (77%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

4,537: 1,298 first doses; 3,239 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)
Full vaccination data can be found here


Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (83%); second dose (72%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people)

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

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (89%); second dose (80%)

Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (85%); second dose (74%)

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (88%); second dose (76%)

MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (90%); second dose (80%)

Wairarapa DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (90%); second dose (79%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First dose (94%); second dose (83%)



Cases in hospital

88 (down from 91 yesterday – includes 1 case being assessed); North Shore (17); Middlemore (27); Auckland (38); Waitakere (1); Whangarei (1); Waikato (4)

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only; excludes people still being assessed and the Waikato cases)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (47 cases / 57%); partially vaccinated14 days (10 cases / 12 %); fully vaccinated 14 days (12 cases / 14%); unknown (2 cases / 2%)

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 and one additional case yet to be classified

Location of new community cases*

Auckland (180), Waikato (5), Northland (3), Lakes (6)

Location of community cases (total) *

Auckland 5,807 (2,006 of whom have recovered); Northland 49 (15 of whom have recovered); Waikato 265 (94 of whom have recovered); Lakes 14; Taranaki 6; MidCentral 2; Wairarapa 2; 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)

6,167 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

194 out of 7,111 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community

55 of 191 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

136 of 191 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

146 of today’s 194 cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

48 of today’s 194 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

4,783 (in the current cluster) (836 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)

84 (as at 10am 17 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

Details of detections are below



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

6 October***


United Arab Emirates

Day 6 / routine


16 November



Day 2 / routine


EARLIER: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are expected to update the media today at 1pm.

Ardern is expected to give a Covid-19 case update, vaccine update, and an announcement on the Auckland border.

The announcement comes after yesterday’s record number of 222 Covid-19 community cases throughout the country.

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Posted on 17-11-2021 20:48 | By old trucker

How in all those 100s of thousands of gallons of waste a sample taken shows signs of this 19 thing,what a lot of rubbish,there would not be a scientist in TCC that could do that test, where is the proof and pictures of this is it recorded on tape, and there must be great SCIENTISTS in STRATFORD COUNCIL to as they found the same thing,if you ask Dr,. Google this it says it cannot be traced in waste water,(allegedly) can TCC TELL US who did the tests for this,probably not (cause it probably did not happen.) my thoughts only on this,Thank you Sunlive being No1 is AWESOME NEWS, keep stories coming.My sixpence worth for what its worth, 10-4 out phew.


Posted on 17-11-2021 16:45 | By

Don’t worry, somebody will turn up in ED with a broken thumb and test positive, then we can start chasing ghosts.