Coronavirus: New Zealand has 206 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Saturday, 6 November 2021, 1:28PM

New Zealand has 206 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

Of today's new cases, 200 are in Auckland, while two are in Northland four are in Waikato - taking the total number of cases in Waikato to 154 (67 of whom have recovered).

Today a total of 1,755 cases are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 2,485 (the total number of cases in this outbreak is now 4,240).

There are still 17 cases in Northland (six of whom have recovered) and four active cases in Christchurch.

There are 73 people in hospital, including seven patients in intensive care.

Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato (Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton city, Huntly, Te Kuiti, Waipa, Ōtorohanga, Te Awamutu, Karapiro and Cambridge) are currently at alert level 3.

Waikato has seen an easing of restrictions as it moved to level 3 step 2 on Tuesday night.

Auckland will "step down" at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November.

The rest of the country is at alert level 2.

Previously, the Prime Minister revealed New Zealand will move into a new way of managing Covid-19 when District Health Boards have 90 per cent of their eligible populations vaccinated.

The traffic light system will use vaccine certificates to allow complying businesses to continue to operate at all times - and proposes to end nationwide lockdowns.

New Zealand has had 6,981 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year and 29 deaths.