Covid-19: 12 new cases in BOP today

People are being encouraged to be tested if they are feeling unwell.

Twelve new Covid-19 cases are being reported in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the region’s total number associated with this outbreak to 53.

Six of the cases are known close contacts and were already in isolation.

Interviews with three of the cases are underway to determine the source of their infection, which includes a case in Eastern Bay of Plenty.

"In response to the detection of the case in Eastern Bay of Plenty, additional testing is being stood up today at the Waimana Club Rooms from 1pm today until late," says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

"Testing will also be available from the Whakatāne War memorial tomorrow from 9am-4pm. Further information on testing in the region will be updated on the Bay of Plenty DHB Facebook page.

"The spread of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty is another reminder to get tested if you’re feeling unwell and get your first dose of the vaccine if you haven’t already."

Location of interest for the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty region can be found here.

Nationally, there are 215 new cases being reported - 181 in Auckland, 18 in Waikato, three in Northland and one in Caterbury, along with the 12 in the Bay of Plenty.

Regional updates

There are three new cases being reported in Northland today, two in Kaitaia (one unlinked) and one in Whangarei.

The Whangarei case and one of the Kaitaia cases are close contacts of existing cases and were already isolating, says the MOH.

"There are several new locations of interest for the Northland region listed on the Ministry website here.

"Testing and vaccination clinics operating today are listed on the Northland DHB website."


Today, there are 181 new cases to report in Auckland. 

There are 18 community centres available for testing across the region today. The testing centres at Northcote, Balmoral, Ōtara and Wiri continue to operate extended hours to increase access to testing. 

"Public health staff are now supporting 4524 people to isolate at home around Auckland - this includes 1578 cases."


There are 18 new cases being reported in Waikato today. One of those is being cared for at Waikato Hospital, says the MOH.

"There are seven pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Tokoroa, Putāruru, Ōtorohanga, Thames, and Te Kūiti

"In the Waikato region, public health staff are now supporting 139 cases to isolate at home."

See below for a full breakdown of today's numbers

COVID-19 vaccine update


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

7,386,242: 3,853,592 first doses (92%); 3,532,650 second doses (84%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

18,880: 6,496 first doses; 12,384 second doses

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

827,488: 455,625 first doses (80%); 371,863 second doses (65%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

484,507: 256,975 first doses (90%); 227,532 second doses (79%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

4,125: 1,179 first doses; 2,946 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 (88%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (90%); second doses (82%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (94%); second doses (86%)

Lakes DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (87%); second doses (77%)

MidCentral DHB (percentage of eligible people)

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

Bay of Plenty DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (88%); second doses (79%)

Wairarapa DHB (percentage of eligible people)

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

Hawkes Bay DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (90%); second doses (80%)

Capital and Coast DHB (percentage of eligible people)

First doses (94%); second doses (89%)



Cases in hospital

87 (including 3 still being assessed): North Shore (21); Middlemore (27); Auckland (37); Waikato (1); Rotorua (1)

Vaccination status of current hospitalisations (Northern Region wards only as of 24 November)

Unvaccinated or not eligible (47 cases / 57%); partially vaccinated<14 days (7 cases / 9%) partially vaccinated >14 days (7 cases / 9 %); fully vaccinated <14 days (0 cases / 0%) fully vaccinated >14 days (15 cases / 17%); unknown (6 cases / 7%)

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


Location of new community cases

Auckland (181), Waikato (18), Northland (3), Bay of Plenty (12), *Canterbury (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 6,939 (2,287 of whom have recovered); Waikato 379 (108 of whom have recovered); Wellington 18 (17 of whom have recovered); **Northland 72 (39 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 8 (4 of whom have recovered); Taranaki 6 (all of whom have recovered); Lakes 24; MidCentral 4; Bay of Plenty 30; Wairarapa 3

Number of community cases (total)

7,484 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)


*Historical cases

199 out of 8,435 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community***

74 of 202 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious***

128 of 202 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

97 of today’s 215 new cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

118 of today’s 215 new cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

5660 (920 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)

162 (as at 10am 24 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

No unexpected results



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


* A case reported today in Canterbury is deemed to be historical (see below).
** One previously reported Northland case has been reallocated to Counties Manukau DHB, which means the net increase today is two.
*** The number of cases here may sometimes differ from the total reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications.

New case identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

19 November


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