13 Oct 2021

Covid-19 updates: Six million doses given in NZ

5:51 pm on 13 October 2021

More than 6 million vaccine doses have now been given in NZ, with the vast majority of those who have caught Covid-19 during the current outbreak unvaccinated. See how the day's Covid-19 developments unfolded with RNZ's live blog.

Speaking at today's government briefing - where it was revealed there were 55 new cases today - Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said three-quarters of the eligible population are either fully vaccinated or booked in to do so.

Hipkins said just three percent of those in the current outbreak were vaccinated.

He said the best thing people can do to protect themselves and their whanau is to get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry says the risk from an Auckland-based truck driver who travelled to Northland on Saturday and has tested positive for Covid-19 is low.

At today's briefing, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the case is currently being assessed to identify any exposure events.

He said the case investigation was still in the early stages, initial information suggested a limited scope of exposure in Northland, given alert level 3 precautions within the delivery sector.

"The person was there from 3am to 12pm delivering to a number of places most of which were closed because of alert level 3 arrangements there."

See how the day's Covid-19 developments unfolded with RNZ's live blog.

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