Five new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty

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Today there are five new cases in Bay of Plenty, with all being in the Tauranga area.

Of these, three are linked to previously reported cases, and links with the two remaining cases are currently being investigated.

All five cases are isolating at home, says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“Public health staff are currently following up with contacts, for the purposes of testing and isolating.

“In addition, the Ministry is today confirming a case in Ōpōtiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, who is also isolating at home. This case, who normally resides in Ōpōtiki, was tested outside the Eastern Bay of Plenty before returning home and is not included in the region’s case numbers today.

“We are continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please remain isolated until you return a negative test result.

“If you are not vaccinated, now is the time, as vaccination is your number one defence against Covid-19. Your DHB or local health provider will have plenty of opportunities to make this happen.

“Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Including the five new cases in the Bay of Plenty, there are 103 community cases of Covid-19 being reported in New Zealand today.

Of these, 88 are in Auckland, nine in the Waikato, five in the Bay of Plenty and one in the Lakes region.

There are 70 people in hospital throughout the country today, with five people in ICU or HDU units.

There were 22,859 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 3,786 first doses and 9,339 second doses. To date, 94 per cent of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 88 per cent are fully vaccinated.

More than 4 million My Vaccine Passes have now been issued. It is important to note than some people have more than one pass if they have it installed on several separate devices.

More than 90 per cent of Māori in Canterbury are now at least partially vaccinated. Canterbury has become the third DHB to achieve this milestone for Māori.

Counties Manukau has also achieved the 90 per cent first dose mark for Pacific people.

West Coast has become the 17th DHB to reach 90 per cent first doses.

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

3,939,753 first doses (94%); 3,719,864 second doses (88%); 19,059 third primary doses; 132,661 booster doses

Vaccines administered yesterday

3,786 first doses; 9,339 second doses; 675 third primary does and 9,059 booster doses.

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

486,955 first doses (85%); 418,845 second doses (73%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

265,493 first doses (93%); second doses 244,310 (85%)

Vaccination rates by DHB with active cases (percentage of eligible people)

Northland DHB

First doses (87%); second doses (80%)

Auckland Metro DHBs

First doses (95%); second doses (91%)

Waikato DHB

First doses (92%); second doses (87%)

Bay of Plenty DHB

First doses (92%); second doses (84%)

Lakes DHB

First doses (90%); second doses (83%)

Taranaki DHB

First doses (92%); second doses (85%)

MidCentral DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (87%)

Whanganui DHB

First doses (89%); second doses (82%)

Hawke’s Bay DHB

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

Nelson-Marlborough DHB

First doses (94%); second doses (87%)

Canterbury DHB

First doses (97%); second doses (92%)


Cases in hospital

70 (including 6 cases still being assessed) North Shore: 12; Auckland: 24; Middlemore: 29; Waikato: 1; Tauranga: 3; Nelson-Marlborough: 1

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (37 cases / 61%); partially immunised

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU

5 (1 in Auckland; 2 in Middlemore, 1 in North Shore; 1 in Waikato)


Seven day rolling average of community cases


Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases

Auckland (88), Waikato (9), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1),

Number of community cases (total)

9,457 (in current community outbreak)

Number of active cases (total)


Confirmed cases (total)*


Cases epidemiologically linked (total)




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



Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Number of Auckland tests total (last 24 hours)




Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections



Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


Manual diary entries in 24 hours to midday


My Vaccine Pass


My vaccine pass downloads total


My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours)


New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

3 December


United Arab Emirates

Day 1 / routine


7 December

Full travel history to be confirmed


Day 0 / routine


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