More than seven million vaccine doses administered; 73 cases in hospital; 206 community cases

There were 27,892 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,442 first doses and 21,470 second doses. To date, 89 percent of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 78 percent are fully vaccinated.

The 206 community cases numbers reported today are a reminder of the infectiousness of COVID-19, and particularly the Delta variant, and the importance of vaccination as the number one protection against the virus.

We have now administered more than 7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This is an important milestone as we push towards our target of getting 90% of eligible people in each DHB fully vaccinated. Auckland DHB only needs 15,284 more people to get their second shot to reach their 90% fully vaccinated target.

It’s three weeks today since Super Saturday so it’s time for people who were vaccinated then to get their second shot. There are some great events on around the motu this weekend, such as Auckland’s GotYaDot vaccine event at Eden Park and the Ethkick event targeting ethnic communities in the Bay of Plenty today.

We urge anyone over 12 who hasn’t yet been vaccinated or have received their first dose at least three weeks ago to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated – it’s never been easier.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 7,007,962; 1st doses: 3,744,702 (89%); 2nd doses: 3,263,260 (78%)
  • Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday: 27,892; 1st doses: 6,422; 2nd doses: 21,470
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people): 1st doses: 420,885 (74%); 2nd doses: 318,068 (56%)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people): 1st doses: 247,100 (86%); 2nd doses: 203,888 (71%)
  • Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday: 8,563: 1,721 first doses; 6,842 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

  • Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people: 129,907 first doses (81%); 108,668 (67%)
  • Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people: 1,316,630 first doses (92%); 1,183,808 second doses (83%)
  • Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people: 313,302 first doses (88%); 268,235 second doses (75%)
  • Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people: 445,643 first doses (92%); 373,504 second doses (77%)


  • Cases in hospital: 73 (total, up from 69 yesterday): Waitematâ (25); Middlemore (21); Auckland (26); Waikato (1);
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 51
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Seven


  • Number of new community cases: 206
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: 1
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (200), Waikato (4) Northland (2)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 4,047 (1,664 of whom have recovered); Waikato 154 (67 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 17 (6 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 4 (all active)
  • Number of community cases (total): 4,240 (in current community outbreak)
  • Confirmed cases (total): 6,981
  • Historical cases: 185 out of 5,168 cases since 1 January
  • Cases infectious in the community: 41 of 161 cases reported yesterday have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 120 of 161 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked*: 47 of today’s 206 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked*: 159 of today’s 206 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 3,394 (in the current cluster) (623 unlinked from the past 14 days)


  • Number of active contacts being managed (total):: 3,895
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 74%
  • Percentage who have returned at least one result: 72%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 267 (as at 10am 6 November)


  • Number of tests (total): 4,251,191
  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 27,586
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 13,056
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 26,366
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 17


  • Wastewater detections: See below


  • Registered users (total): 3,347,558
  • Poster scans (total): 482,434,785
  • Manual diary entries (total): 19,655,313
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,498,274

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

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

2 November



Day 3 / routine



Following the positive wastewater detections in Stratford, Gisborne and Napier, further samples will be collected over the next few days with results expected next week.

At this stage, the detections are not linked to any known cases of COVID-19 which could indicate that there are undetected cases in these communities.

We are asking anyone with any symptoms in these places – no matter how mild – to get tested, especially anyone who has travelled outside of these regions recently.

Testing is available at the following locations this weekend:

  • Stratford: The War Memorial car park, 55 Miranda Street (10am to 2pm)
  • Gisborne: 110 Peel Street (9am to 5pm)
  • Napier: 30 Munroe Street (9am-5pm)

If you live in Stratford, Gisborne or Napier and haven’t been vaccinated, today is a good opportunity to do so. For a full list of testing and vaccination centres, see the Healthpoint website

Porirua tangi

Wellington Regional Public Health are encouraging those involved in a tangi in Porirua on Wednesday this week to get tested for COVID-19.

Their assessment is that the risks to wider public are low following reports of a person who had tested positive in Auckland last month and who travelled from Auckland to Porirua. They are assessed as unlikely to have been infectious as they travelled at the very end of their 14 day quarantine period.

However, in the absence of fuller information, they are recommending those linked with the tangi to be tested, particularly if they have symptoms.

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