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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    Covid-19 is continuing to creep around the country, with case numbers rising dramatically today

    Covid-19 is continuing to creep around the country, with case numbers rising dramatically today


    There are 125 new cases, 118 in Auckland, four in Waikato, one in Northland and a further two cases in Canterbury.

    As of 10am, 74 of today's cases are linked - including 29 household contacts..

    51 remain under investigation, including three of today's Waikato cases.

    The Waikato cases are in the Te Awamutu/Kihikihi area and one in Otorohanga.

    The new Northland case is a household contact, who brings the cluster there to eight.

    There were over 30-thousand tests carried out in New Zealand yesterday, including three-thousand in Canterbury.

    The two new cases there are from the same household and are linked to the two cases announced yesterday.

    A total of 13 other close contacts have now been identified.

    Over 44-thousand vaccinations were administered yesterday - with nearly 13-thousand first doses nationwide.

    There are 39 Covid-19 patients in hospital today, with the average age being 49.

    Four patients are in ICU.

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