Five new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty

Covid-19 testing has increased. Photo: Chris Skelton/Stuff.

There are five new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the Bay of Plenty today.

Of these cases, four are linked to existing cases in Mount Manganui. Investigations are underway into any possible links between the remaining case and any known cases.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says it is critical that anyone with any cold or flu symptoms gets tested as quickly as possible – maintaining a high rate of testing in the Bay of Plenty will help to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Case interviews continue to identify new locations of interest which are being added regularly to the webpage which can be found here.

Testing locations for the Bay of Plenty can be found on the Healthpoint website.

Including the five Bay of Plenty cases announced today, there are 205 cases of Covid-19 being reported around the country.

Of these cases, 175 are in Auckland, 20 in the Waikato, four in Northland, five in the Bay of Plenty and one in the Lakes region.

There are 85 people in hospital throughout the country today, with six people in HDU or ICU units.

“The spread of Covid-19 cases to regions throughout New Zealand is a reminder that everyone needs to heed the advice that will help keep our communities as safe as possible,” says the Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“That includes ensuring you and your loved ones are fully vaccinated if eligible, get tested even if you have only mild symptoms, wear a mask, keep a safe distance from people outside your bubble, and keep track of your movements outside your home.”

The Ministry of Health today is also reporting the death of a patient with Covid-19.

Counties Manukau Health has informed the Ministry of the death of a man in his 40s at Middlemore Hospital, they say.

“No further information will be released until conversations with the man’s family have concluded.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this deeply sad time.”

There were 9,851 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 3,079 first doses and 6,772 second doses.

To date, 91 per cent of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 83 per cent are fully vaccinated.

“As of 9am today, about 1,128,000 requests for a My Vaccine Pass had been processed.

“The system is operating smoothly, and capacity has been increased, so we encourage people to go to to book their My Vaccine Pass to be ready for summer,” says the spokesperson.

COVID-19 vaccine update


Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

7,351,422: 3,842,059 first doses (91%); 3,509,363 second doses (83%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

9,851: 3,079 first doses; 6,772 second doses

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

819,966: 452,720 first doses (79%); 367,246 second doses (64%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

482,768: 256,567 first doses (89%); 226,201 second doses (79%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

2,493: 644 first doses; 1,849 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (84%); second doses (74%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (93%); second doses (87%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (90%); second doses (81%)

Bay of Plenty DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (88%); second doses (78%)

Hawke’s Bay DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (89%); second doses (79%)

Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (86%); second doses (76%)

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (89%); second doses (78%)

MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (91%); second doses (82%)

Wairarapa DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (91%); second doses (81%)

Capital and Coast DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (94%); second doses (88%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (94%); second doses (85%)


Cases in hospital

85: North Shore (20); Middlemore (22); Auckland (38); Whangarei (1); Waikato (4); – an increase of 2 hospitalisations on yesterday.

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only as of 22 November)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (45 cases / 56%); partially vaccinated<14 days (9 cases / 11%) partially vaccinated >14 days (6 cases / 8%); fully vaccinated <14 days (1 case / 1%) fully vaccinated >14 days (17 cases / 21%); unknown (2 cases / 2%).

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU



Seven day rolling average of community cases


Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border

There are no new cases to report at the border.

Location of new community cases

Auckland (175), Waikato (20), Northland (4), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1).

Location of community cases (total)

  1. 6,560 (2,160 of whom have recovered); Waikato 351 (98 recovered); Wellington 18 (17 recovered); Northland 66 (28 recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 7 (3 recovered); Taranaki 6; Lakes 22; MidCentral 3; Bay of Plenty 17; Wairarapa 3.

Number of community cases (total)

7,054 (in current community outbreak)*

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

196 out of 8,002 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community

42 of yesterday’s cases reported have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

106 of yesterday’s reported cases have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

103 of today’s 149 new cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

102 of today’s 205 new cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

5,361 (891 unlinked in the last 14 days)


Number of active contacts being managed (total):


Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)


Percentage who have returned at least one result


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

148 (as at 10.00am, 22 November)


Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

  1. unexpected detections to report.



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


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