Covid-19: 172 community cases
There are 172 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the new community cases are in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and the Nelson/Tasman region.
A case in MidCentral announced on Wednesday has been included in today’s official case tally.
There are no additional cases to report today in Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington or Canterbury.
There are 86 people in hospital with Covid-19 on Thursday, nine of whom are in intensive care or high dependency care units (including two in Waikato Hospital).
Of those in hospital in Auckland, 47 cases (63 per cent) were unvaccinated or not eligible.