Coronavirus: New Zealand has 146 confirmed new cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 1:06PM

Today New Zealand has 146 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

Of today's new cases, 124 are in Auckland, one is in Nelson-Tasman, four are in the Bay of Plenty and 14 are in Waikato.

The total number of cases in this outbreak is now 8,574.

To date, a total of 2,592 cases from this outbreak are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

The total number of cases in Auckland this outbreak is 7,896 (2,311 of whom have recovered), 461 in Waikato (189 of whom have recovered), 18 in Wellington (17 of whom have recovered), 83 cases in Northland (59 of whom have recovered), nine cases in Canterbury (five of whom have recovered), 26 cases in the Lakes District (three of whom have recovered), five cases in MidCentral (one of who has recovered), 61 active cases in Bay of Plenty, one active case in Hawke's Bay, three active cases in Wairarapa and five cases in Nelson-Tasman (one of who has recovered).

There are 83 people in hospital, including nine patients in intensive care.

To date, 93% of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 86% are fully vaccinated.

Auckland is currently at alert level 3 step 2.

The rest of the country is at alert level 2.

New Zealand will move to the new traffic light system at 11.59 on Thursday 2 December, 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 will go to orange.

All businesses, including cafes and restaurants, will be able to open again once in the traffic light system with the use of vaccine certificates.

New Zealand has had 11,353 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year and 43 deaths.