188 community cases in New Zealand on Monday
There are 188 new community cases of Covid-19 to report on Monday.
The cases are in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Tairāwhiti, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Mid Central, Hutt Valley and Canterbury.
Four cases are hospitalized with the virus, including one in intensive care or HDU, the ministry said.
Auckland has 117 new cases, with health officials helping 2,495 people in the region self-isolate at home, including 997 cases.
There were 16 new cases in Northland on Monday, seven of which were first announced in Sunday’s update.
Of the remaining nine cases, six are in Kerikeri and three in Whangārei. All nine cases are being investigated to determine if they are linked to existing cases.
In Waikato, 15 cases have been announced, with 12 linked to previous cases and three under investigation.
Among the new cases are nine in Hamilton and one in Ohaupo, Te Kūiti, Huntly and Waimiha. The locations of the other three are under consideration.
Tairāwhiti’s only new case, a household contact of an existing case who was already in isolation when he tested positive.
There were 12 new cases in DHB Lakes announced. The Department of Health said 11 were linked to known cases and one was under investigation.
Two cases are in Taupō and 10 in Rotorua.
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Bay of Plenty has 20 new cases, of which 13 are linked to known cases and seven are under investigation; one of which is likely to be reclassified as historic, the health ministry said.
Eighteen of those cases are in Tauranga and two cases in the eastern Bay of Plenty.
The Hawke’s Bay has a new case that is still under investigation.
A new case in Palmerston North is also being investigated. The person has links to a previously reported case but had recently returned to the city after traveling outside the region.
At this stage, the department said there are only a small number of close contacts associated with the case, who will be contacted directly. The case isolates itself at home.
Hutt Valley had two new cases, both of which are currently under investigation.
Three new cases have been reported in Canterbury. All are close contacts of known cases and were already in isolation when they tested positive.
There were 24,935 booster doses given on Waitangi Day, bringing the total so far to 1,586,950.
There were 27 new cases identified at the border.