11 cases of Covid-19 in Bay of Plenty

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There are eleven cases of Covid-19 to report in Bay of Plenty today. Of these cases, eight are in the Tauranga area, and three are in the wider Western Bay of Plenty.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says today’s cases are still being investigated for potential links to previously reported cases.

“Contacts are being identified and will be contacted for testing and isolation advice.”

There are 91 cases throughout the country today as New Zealand hits 90 per cent fully vaccinated.

Auckland has 55 new cases, there are seven in the Waikato, 11 in the Bay of Plenty, one in the Lakes and 16 in Taranaki.

As of 11.59pm yesterday, 3,789,662 of the 4,209,057 eligible New Zealanders aged 12 and over were fully vaccinated, with 3,969,267 (or 94%) partially vaccinated.

Today, there are 58 patients in hospital with Covid-19, with four being in ICU or HDU units.

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

“Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website,” says the spokesperson.

    Vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 3,957,272 first doses (94%); 3,775,269 second doses (90%); 22,754 third primary doses; 184,377 booster doses

    Vaccines administered yesterday: 2,417 first doses; 8,156 second doses; 1,708 third primary doses and 15,979 booster doses.

    Māori (percentage of eligible people): 493,657 first doses (86%); 435,410 second doses (76%)

    Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 267,554 first doses (93%); second doses 249,913 (87%)

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

    Northland DHB: First doses (88%); second doses (82%)

    Auckland Metro DHBs: First doses (95%); second doses (92%)

    Waikato DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (88%)

    Bay of Plenty DHB: First doses (93%); second doses (86%)

    Lakes DHB: First doses (91%); second doses (85%)

    Taranaki DHB: First doses (92%); second doses (87%)

    Whanganui DHB: First doses (90%); second doses (84%)

    Hawke’s Bay DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (88%)

    Nelson-Marlborough DHB: First doses (94%); second doses (89%)

    Canterbury DHB: First doses (97%); second doses (93%)

    Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only): Unvaccinated or not eligible (30 cases / 57%); partially immunised

    Average age of current hospitalisations: 49

    Cases in ICU or HDU: 4 (2 in Auckland; 2 in Middlemore)


    Seven day rolling average of community cases: 84

    Number of new community cases: 91

    Number of new cases identified at the border: 4

    Location of new community cases: Auckland (55), Waikato (7), Bay of Plenty (10), Lakes (1), Taranaki (16).

    Number of community cases (total): 10,054 (in current community outbreak)

    Number of active cases (total): 2,220 (cases identified in the past 21 days and not yet classed as recovered)

    Confirmed cases (total): 12,868

    Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 7,412


    Number of active contacts being managed (total): 6,875

    Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 84%

    Percentage who have returned at least one result: 77%


    Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 28,946

    Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 25,059

    Auckland tests total (last 24 hours): 11,270


A wastewater sample collected from Gisborne on 14 December detected the COVID-19 virus. This is the sixth positive wastewater result for Tairāwhiti in recent weeks, indicating there may be unknown cases in the community.

Anyone who has symptoms – no matter how mild – is asked to get tested, even if they are vaccinated - and stay home until they return a negative test result. For all testing locations, please visit the Healthpoint website.

There are no other new, unexpected wastewater results to report.


    Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,966,020

    Manual diary entries in 24 hours to midday: 40,291

My Vaccine Pass

    My vaccine pass downloads total: 4,299,816

    My vaccine pass downloads (last 24 hours): 38,774

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

10 December



Day 3 routine test


13 December



Day 0 routine test


11 December


United Arab Emirates

Day 3 routine


11 December


United Arab Emirates

Day 3 routine


Regional updates:


“There are two new cases to report in Ruakākā today.

“The cases are known contacts of a previously reported case and were already isolating when they tested positive.

“A full list of testing and vaccination sites open in Northland can be found on the Northland DHB website.”


“Today, there are 55 new cases being reported in Auckland.

“Health and welfare providers are now supporting 1,970 people to isolate at home, including 504 cases.


“There are seven cases to report in Waikato today – five are in Hamilton, one is in Te Kūiti and one case will be reported as in Waihi.

“This person was tested outside of Waihi and will be isolating at home from today. At this stage there are no locations of interest to report in the town because any exposure events occurred outside of Waihi.

“Four have been linked to previous cases and two are under investigation.

“One new location of interest was confirmed in Matamata yesterday.

“There are ten pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating throughout Waikato today with sites in Hamilton, Te Kūiti, Ngāruawāhia, Huntly, Taumarunui, Tokoroa, Putāruru and Ōtorohanga.

“Public Health, primary care and manaaki providers in the region are supporting 68 cases to isolate at home.”


“Today we are reporting one new case in the Lakes DHB region.

“This case is in Rotorua and is a contact of a previously reported case. They were already in managed accommodation when they tested positive.”


“Today, we are reporting 16 new cases in Eltham. Fifteen of these cases were announced yesterday and are being officially added to our case tally today.

“Public health officials are conducting interviews with the latest confirmed case to identify, isolate, and test any close contacts and determine any further locations of interest. Though initial investigations have confirmed this case is linked to previously reported cases in the area.

“Earlier interviews with cases have already determined a range of locations of interest, which have been added to the Ministry’s website, with further locations expected. People in Taranaki are asked to monitor the Ministry webpage, which is updated regularly.

“Testing and vaccination centre details across Taranaki are available on the Taranaki DHB website.

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And yet again!

Posted on 16-12-2021 15:23 | By Justin T.

The only vaccinated status of the hospitalised are those in the the Northern Region Hospitals.