19 Feb 2022

Covid-19 update: 1901 new community cases reported in New Zealand today

1:23 pm on 19 February 2022

The number of new daily community cases of Covid-19 has fallen slightly from yesterday's record, with 1901 new cases reported in New Zealand today.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Health said 1240 of the new cases were in Auckland, with the rest in the Northland (33), Waikato (249), Bay of Plenty (66), Lakes (11), Hawke's Bay (22), MidCentral (12), Whanganui (10), Taranaki (10), Tairāwhiti (12), Wairarapa (17), Capital and Coast (38), Hutt Valley (31), Nelson Marlborough (40), Canterbury (40), South Canterbury (2), West Coast (1) and Southern (65) DHBs.

There were also 14 cases identified at the border, including five historical cases.

There were 1929 community cases reported yesterday.

There have now been 28,360 cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand since the pandemic began.

The Ministry said there are 76 people in hospital with the coronavirus. None are in ICU.

A total of 25,364 vaccine booster doses were given yesterday, as well as 1039 first doses, 897 second doses and 761 paediatric doses.

More than 2.1 million booster shots have now been given across New Zealand.

The Ministry has now started reporting the percentage of the eligible population who have received a booster by DHB region.

The Nelson/Marlborough DHB has the highest percentage of booster doses with 73 percent. The Waikato and Auckland DHBs have the lowest percentage of booster doses at 62 percent.

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