More than 27,000 vaccines administered yesterday; 49 in hospital; 126 community cases

There were 27,473 vaccines administered yesterday, taking New Zealand’s vaccination rate to 88% for first doses and 76% for second doses – representing 3,179,817 fully vaccinated New Zealanders.

Getting vaccinated will help to stop people from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and will save lives.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Total vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 6,896,557: 3,716,740 first doses (88%); 3,179,817 second doses (76%)
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 27,473: 7,187 first doses; 20,286 second doses
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 412,747 first doses (72%); 303,845 second doses (53%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 244,702 first doses (85%); 198,665 second doses (69%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday: 8,623: 2,007 first doses; 6,616 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

  • Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people: 128,068 first doses (79%); 104,560 second doses (65%)
  • Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people: 1,310,293 first doses (91%); 1,161,233 second doses (81%)
  • Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people: 310,408 first doses (87%); 259,827 second doses (73%)
  • Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people: 441,511 first doses (91%); 359,535 second doses (74%)


  • Cases in hospital: 49 (total, down from 53 yesterday): North Shore (17); Middlemore (12); Auckland (19); Waikato (1)
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 47
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Three


  • Number of new community cases*: 126
  • Number of new cases identified at the border*: Three
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (107), Waikato (18), Northland (1)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 3,457 (1,645 of whom have recovered); Waikato 141 (38 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 14 (3 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered) Canterbury (4)
  • Number of community cases (total) *: 3,634 (in current community outbreak)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 6,362
  • Historical cases*: 182 out of 4,549 cases since 1 January
  • Cases infectious in the community **: 47 of 161 cases reported yesterday have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**: 114 of 161 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 67 of today’s 126 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 59 of today’s 126 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 3,063 (in the current cluster) (432 unlinked from the past 14 days)


  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 3,397
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 75%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 74%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 360 (as at 10am 2 November)


  • Number of tests (total): 4,133,310
  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 18,032
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 14,910
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 24,304
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 18


  • Wastewater detections: no unexpected detections


  • Registered users (total): 3,339,698
  • Poster scans (total): 472,668,920
  • Manual diary entries (total): 19,433,496
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,122,906
New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

20 October



Day 11 / routine


27 October


United Arab Emirates

Day 4/ routine


28 October



Day 1 / routine


*Today’s cases

Two community cases reported yesterday were incorrectly classified and have been removed from the total community case count and added to the cases at the border.

One previously reported community case has been confirmed as a historical case.

One case was an MIQ worker which has been classified as a community case after investigation.

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

Northland update

There is one new case to report in Kaitaia in Northland today, who is a household member of the Northland case announced yesterday. This brings the region’s total number of cases to 14, with three people now recovered.

All of the cases in Northland are isolating at home with public health oversight.

Public Health interviews continue to identify new locations of interest and we do ask people in Northland to check the Ministry’s locations of interest webpage regularly, which is updated throughout the day. Each location of interest has corresponding advice.

Anyone in Northland who has any symptoms that could be COVID-19 is urged to get a test and remain at home until you receive a negative test result. Testing today is available at the following locations:

  • Kaitaia Hospital (via the driveway by the car compound) – 9am to 4p
  • Rawene Hospital, Honey Street – 9am to 2pm
  • Kerikeri, 1 Sammaree Place – 9am to 4pm
  • Ōhaeawai Rugby Clubrooms – 9am to 5pm
  • Dargaville Hospital – 9am to 3pm
  • Whangārei – 20 Winger Crescent – 9am to 4pm
  • Kaiwaka – Three Furlongs – 10am to 2pm

There were 1,125 tests processed throughout Northland yesterday and 1,161 vaccinations given.

Auckland update

Testing numbers across Auckland remain strong and public health staff are focusing on testing in areas with higher positivity rates.

People who have symptoms, no matter how mild, are being asked to get a test, especially if they live in the suburbs of Redvale, Rosedale, New Lynn, Wiri, Drury, Henderson and Manurewa. Even if people are vaccinated, they should get a test if they have symptoms that might be COVID-19.

There are 18 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today. For up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland, visit Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

In Auckland, public health officials are now supporting 582 cases to safely isolate at home.

The safety and security of individuals with COVID-19 and their families remains paramount when people are isolating at home with public health oversight. If people can’t safely isolate at home they may be moved to a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Auckland care home

Two further staff members at Edmonton Meadows care home in Henderson have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of active cases is now 12.

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