There are 215 new community cases of Covid-19 across the North Island – one of the highest days on record. Of those, 196 are in Auckland, 11 are in Waikato, four are in Northland, one is in Bay of Plenty and two are in the Lakes DHB area. There is also one new case in the MidCentral DHB area being confirmed after it was announced yesterday.
The Ministry of Health is also reporting another Covid-related death. A person in their 50s has died at Auckland City Hospital after being admitted on November 17 with Covid-19.
Hospitalisations for Covid-19 are sitting at 88 today, including two still being assessed. There are now six people in intensive care.
Today’s case details
There are four new cases being reported in Northland today. One case in Whangārei was already isolating and there are three new cases in Kaikohe – all four cases have known links. All active cases are being cared for in the community. A case that was in Whangārei Hospital has been discharged.
In Waikato, 11 new cases have been confirmed. Six are from Huntly, three from Kawhia, one from Te Kūiti, and one from Ōtorohanga. Five of the new cases have been linked and the remaining six are under investigation.
As aforementioned, there is one new case to report in the Bay of Plenty today. The Ministry of Health has not specified their location, however previous cases have been confirmed in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.
A close contact has also been confirmed after a Covid-positive individual visited a Tauranga retirement village. This situation continues to be closely managed by the Public Health Unit.
Finally, there are two new cases in the Lakes district. One case is currently receiving care in Rotorua Hospital.