Coronavirus: New Zealand has 182 confirmed new cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Monday, 29 November 2021, 1:51PM

Today New Zealand has 182 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

Of today's new cases, 167 are in Auckland, five are in Northland and 10 are in Waikato.

There is also a new case in the Nelson-Marlborough region. However, as this case came in after the Ministry's usual cut off period, it will be officially included in our figures tomorrow.

The total number of cases in this outbreak is now 8,298.

To date, a total of 2,588 cases from this outbreak are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

The total number of cases in Auckland this outbreak is 7,660 (2,323 of whom have recovered), 439 in Waikato (179 of whom have recovered), 18 in Wellington (17 of whom have recovered), 82 cases in Northland (54 of whom have recovered), nine cases in Canterbury (four of whom have recovered), 26 cases in the Lakes District (three of whom have recovered), five cases in MidCentral (one of who has recovered), 48 active cases in Bay of Plenty, one active case in Hawke's Bay and three active cases in Wairarapa.

There are 93 people in hospital, including 10 patients in intensive care.

To date, 92% of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 85% 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.

Once in the traffic light system, lockdowns, if they happen at all, are expected to be rare and more localised.

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 11,074 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year and 43 deaths.