Delta's long tentacles keep reaching further and further. There are cases in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Mid Central, Wairarapa and Canterbury.
And now it might have re-emerged in Wellington. A weak positive result in a construction worker who transferred from Auckland to the capital has put health authorities on high alert.
Meanwhile, construction industry leaders are begging the government to mandate vaccination for their workers. It all comes on a day where once again nationwide positive case numbers are up at the 200 mark.
Hamish Cardwell reports.