Spread grows as six BOP cases reported today

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There are six cases of Covid-19 being reported today in the Bay of Plenty, one of which was first announced yesterday.

Of the new cases, one lives in the Tauranga area, and four are in Mount Maunganui. All but one of the above cases are household contacts of known cases.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says links between the remaining Mount Maunganui case and known cases are still being investigated.

“All cases are self-isolating at home.

“As a precaution, a Bay of Plenty school linked to one of the cases had been closed today and all students and staff are being offered tests.

“Interviews are continuing to determine case movements. Any locations of interest will be added to the Ministry’s website as they are identified.

“Everyone who lives in or has travelled to the region is asked to monitor locations of interest regularly and follow any advice given. Anyone with Covid-19 related symptoms is asked to get tested as soon as possible – even if the symptoms are mild.

Testing locations can be found on the Healthpoint website.

“Yesterday, 409 tests were carried out in the Bay of Plenty. Across the region, 87 per cent of eligible people have had at least one dose of vaccine and 77 per cent have had two doses.

Including these six cases, there are 198 Covid-19 cases across the country today.

Of these 152 are in Auckland, 30 in the Waikato, five in Northland, two in the Lakes, one in Mid Central, one in the Wairarapa and one in Canterbury.

There are 76 people in hospital with Covid-19 today and six of these people are in ICU or HDU units.

“A case announced yesterday in Ashurst is officially added to today’s figure. A case reported yesterday in Levin has been reclassified as a Wairarapa case and has been added to the Wairarapa tally. A second case being reported today in Lakes DHB is being investigated and may reside outside of the district.

“Last night, a weak positive Covid-19 result was also 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.

“Auckland DHB is fast closing in on being the first DHB in the country to be 90 per cent 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.

Approximately 700,000 people have successfully downloaded their My Vaccine Pass, says the spokesperson.
“The system is operating smoothly and capacity has been increased, so we encourage people to go to to book their My Vaccine Pass to be ready for summer.”


COVID-19 vaccine update


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

7,296,948: 3,825,945 first doses (91%); 3,471,003 second doses (82%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

20,663: 6,635 first doses; 14,028 second doses

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

806,728: 447,459 first doses (78%); 359,269 second doses (63%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

476,760: 254,762 first doses (89%); 221,998 second doses (77%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

4,215: 1,150 first doses; 3,065 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)


Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (83%); second doses (73%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (93%); second doses (87%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people)

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

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (88%); second doses (77%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (94%); second doses (84%)

Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (86%); second doses (75%)

MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people)

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

Bay of Plenty DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (87%); second doses (77%)

Wairarapa DHB (percentage of eligible people)

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



Cases in hospital

76 (including 2 still being assessed): North Shore (18); Middlemore (26); Auckland (28); Waitakere (1); Whangarei (1); Waikato (1)

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only as of 17 November)

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

One (and one historical)

Location of new community cases

Auckland (152), Waikato (30), Northland (5), *Bay of Plenty (6) *Lakes (2), *MidCentral (1), Wairarapa (1), Canterbury (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 6,102 (2,089 of whom have recovered); Waikato 312 (98 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 58 (24 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 6 (3 of whom have recovered); Taranaki 6; Lakes 17; *MidCentral 3; Bay of Plenty 7; *Wairarapa 3

Number of community cases (total)

6,532 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

195 out of 7,478 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community**

34 of 130 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**

71 of 130 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

110 of today’s 198 new cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

88 of today’s 198 new cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

5018 (832 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


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

90 (as at 10am 19 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

See below



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


** The number of cases here may sometimes differ from the total reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications.

New case identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

11 November



Day 5 / routine


Historical case identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

2 November



Pre-departure testing

Vessel – Papa Mau


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Posted on 21-11-2021 11:58 | By

need to stop bringing their entire collection of children when thry go to supermarkets/shopping unless theyre old enough to wear a mask. school age kids are the ones who are spreading any sicknesses and when 2 adults are bringing 5+ kids in with them, well thats not 1 person shopping for the household.


Posted on 19-11-2021 22:04 | By

Only just beginning . . .