Coronavirus: New Zealand has 98 confirmed new cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 1:19PM

Today New Zealand has 98 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

Of today's new cases, 74 are in Auckland, 10 are in Waikato, eight are in Bay of Plenty, one is in Taranki and five are in Nelson-Tasman.

The total number of cases in this outbreak is now 9,266.

To date, a total of 2,892 cases from this outbreak are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

The total number of cases in Auckland during this outbreak is 8,466 (2,479 of whom have recovered), 91 cases in Northland (64 of whom have recovered), 526 in Waikato (265 of whom have recovered), 80 cases in Bay of Plenty (25 of whom have recovered), three active cases in Hawke's Bay, 30 cases in the Lakes District (20 of whom have recovered), nine in Taranaki (six of whom have recovered), one active case is in Whanganui, six cases in MidCentral (four of whom have recovered), 21 cases in Nelson-Tasman (one of whom has recovered) and 12 cases in Canterbury (seven of whom have recovered).

There are 66 people in hospital, including seven patients in intensive care.

To date, 93% of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 88% are fully vaccinated.

New Zealand has now moved to the new traffic light system, with Auckland, Northland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts moving to red.

The rest of the North Island and the whole of the South Island is at orange.

All businesses, including cafes and restaurants, are able to open again with the use of vaccine certificates.

New Zealand has had 12,057 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year and 43 deaths.