Coronavirus: Lowest new daily cases in almost two weeks, number of fully vaccinated hospitalised patients revealed

There were 149 new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday - the lowest number of daily cases in almost two weeks.

Aside from the case numbers, here's what you may have missed from Sunday's COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Health.

Locations of new cases

Of Sunday's 149 new cases, 138 are in Auckland, six in Waikato, two in Northland, and one each in Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, and the Lakes DHB.

The exact location of Auckland's new cases isn't reported. 

The Ministry of Health says testing centres at Northcote, Balmoral, Pukekohe, and Wiri continue to operate with extended hours to help increase access.

There are 5659 people isolating at home around Auckland, including 2580 cases.

Four of Waikato's six new cases are known contacts and investigations are underway for the remaining two.

Three of the cases are from Hamilton, one from Huntly, and two have been classified as being from Te Kauwhata, with a further investigation pending to confirm this location.

In the region, 136 cases are isolating at home.

Northland's two new cases are in Whangārei. Both of these people are close contacts of existing cases who were already in isolation.

In the Bay of Plenty, Sunday's new case is in Tauranga and is a contact of a known cluster.

The Ministry of Health asks everyone who lives in or has travelled to the region to check the locations of interest list daily since more are being added regularly.

The new case in the Lakes DHB is in Rotorua. They are a close contact of a known case.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to get tested, even if the symptoms are mild. Testing is available today in Rotorua and Taupō.

The case in Canterbury is a weak positive test result from someone in Christchurch, and it is being investigated. The results of a repeat swab being taken are expected to be reported in Monday's update.

This case recently travelled to the North Island and is linked to another case in the lower North Island.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 22: People wait for coffee outside Honey Bones cafe in Grey Lynn on September 22, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. Restrictions have eased for Auckland residents, with the Greater Auckland area moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 settings from 11:59pm on Tuesday. Under Alert Level 3 settings, essential businesses and services can operate but must ensure appropriate physical distancing and contact tracing, with early learning centres and schools to  reopen for children up to Year 10 whose parents or caregivers need to return to work. Restaurants and cafes can reopen for takeaway, delivery or drive-through only. The only gatherings allowed under alert level 3 are weddings and civil union ceremonies, funerals and tangihanga, with up to 10 people only. People must remain in their household bubbles when not at work or school and masks remain mandatory outside of the home.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
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Vaccination rates by DHBs with active cases


  • First doses - 84 percent of eligible people
  • Second doses - 74 percent.

Auckland metro DHBs:

  • First doses - 93 percent
  • Second doses - 87 percent.


  • First doses - 90 percent
  • Second doses - 81 percent.

Bay of Plenty:

  • First doses - 88 percent
  • Second doses - 78 percent.

Hawke's Bay:

  • First doses - 89 percent
  • Second doses - 79 percent.


  • First doses - 86 percent
  • Second doses - 76 percent.


  • First doses - 89 percent
  • Second doses - 78 percent.


  • First doses - 91 percent
  • Second doses - 81 percent.


  • First doses - 91 percent
  • Second doses - 81 percent.

Capital and Coast:

  • First doses - 94 percent
  • Second doses - 88 percent.


  • First doses - 94 percent
  • Second doses - 85 percent.

All of New Zealand:

  • 3,838,939 first doses (91 percent)
  • 3,502,536 second doses (83 percent).


There are 83 COVID-positive people in hospital. Of these, 36 are in Auckland City, 23 in Middlemore, 20 in North Shore, and one each in Whangārei, Waikato, Rotorua, and Tauranga.

Five people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit. 

The average age of hospitalisations is 49.

The vaccination status of current hospitalisations - which includes Northern Region wards only - as of November 20 is:

  • Unvaccinated or not eligible - 38 cases or 50 percent
  • Partially vaccinated for fewer than 14 days - nine cases or 12 percent
  • Partially vaccinated for more than 14 days - seven cases or 9 percent
  • Fully vaccinated for fewer than 14 days - one case  or 1 percent
  • Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days - 16 cases or 21 percent
  • Unknown - four cases or 5 percent.