Coronavirus: New Zealand has 92 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Friday, 3 December 2021, 1:07PM

Today New Zealand has 92 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, says Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay.

Of today's new cases, 80 are in Auckland, two are in Waikato, one is in Northland, five are in the Bay of Plenty, one is in Lakes, one is in Nelson-Marlborough and two are in Taranaki.

The total number of cases in this outbreak is now 8,836.

To date, a total of 2,681 cases from this outbreak are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

The total number of cases in Auckland during this outbreak is 8,117 (2,331 of whom have recovered), 85 cases in Northland (60 of whom have recovered), 478 in Waikato (249 of whom have recovered), 67 active cases in Bay of Plenty, one active case in Hawke's Bay, 29 cases in the Lakes District (five of whom have recovered), six cases in MidCentral (three of whom have recovered), 15 cases in Nelson-Tasman (one of whom has recovered) and nine cases in Canterbury (five of whom have recovered).

All the cases in Wairarapa and Wellington have now recovered.

There are 79 people in hospital, including nine patients in intensive care.

To date, 93% of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 87% are fully vaccinated.

New Zealand has now moved to the new traffic light system, 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 is at orange.

All businesses, including cafes and restaurants, are able to open to again with the use of vaccine certificates.

New Zealand has had 11,992 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year and 43 deaths.