Nearly 700 people are self isolating at home in Auckland, with the total number of active cases in the region now more than 1900. See how the day’s Covid-19 news unfolded with RNZ’s blog.
There are 97 new community cases in Auckland today, and the city is now dealing with 1904 active cases.
The Ministry of Health says Public Health officials are now supporting 692 cases to safely isolate at home.
It says the safety and security of people with Covid-19 and their families remains paramount when people are isolating at home. If people can not do it safely, they may be removed to an MIQ facility.
There are 18 community testing centres spread across Auckland.
Meanwhile, five DHBs have now hit the 90 percent first doses milestone, with those who got their first dose on Super Saturday soon eligible for their second dose.
At today’s Covid-19 update – where it was revealed there were 100 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand – Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the five DHBS to reach 90 percent first doses were Waitematā on 91 percent; Auckland on 94 percent; Capital and Coast on 92 percent; Canterbury on 92 percent and Southern on 90 percent.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins also pointed out that it will be three weeks on Saturday since the Super Saturday event, which means those people who were vaccinated then can get their second dose. People in Auckland can head to Eden Park to get their vaccine there.
See how the day’s Covid-19 news unfolded with RNZ’s blog: