Coronavirus: 75 pct of eligible Māori population fully vaccinated

There were 103 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a slight increase from Saturday's seven-week low.

Aside from the daily case numbers, you may have missed the details of the Ministry of Health's latest update.

Here's a breakdown of Sunday's case numbers and data.

Locations of cases

Of Sunday's 103 new cases, 86 are in Auckland, nine in Waikato, three in Bay of Plenty, two each in Northland and Canterbury, and one in Lakes.


Northland's two new cases are linked to previously reported infections.

One of the cases is a person based in Kaitaia and is a close contact of an existing case and has been isolating during their infectious period.

The second case is a person based in Paihia and is a household contact of an existing case.


The exact location of Auckland's cases is not reported by the Ministry of Health.

There are 2751 people isolating at home, including 686 cases.

Further testing has been carried out at Aria Park Retirement Village in Epsom after a staff member tested positive. There haven't been any further cases reported in the village.


Of Waikato's nine new cases, six are in Te Kūiti, and one each in Hamilton, Tokoroa, and Ōtorohanga.

One has been linked to the outbreak, with investigations pending for the remaining cases.

The Ministry of Health is also reporting positive wastewater samples from Taumarunui and Tokoroa. Both of these towns have reported COVID-19 cases in the past few days.

Bay of Plenty

All three of Bay of Plenty's new cases are in the Tauranga area. Two of these cases are linked to previously reported infections and investigations are underway to link the third.


The one new case in Lakes is based in Rotorua and is linked to the existing cluster.

Public health staff are investigating to identify close contacts and any locations of interest.


There was a case reported in Eltham on Saturday night and will be added to the Ministry of Health's tally on Monday.

The case isn't linked to any of the previously reported cases in New Plymouth or Waitara and they are currently isolating at home.


There is one new case in Nelson-Tasman and it is linked to other cases.

It will be formally added to the Ministry of Health's tally on Monday.


Both of Canterbury's new cases are in Christchurch and are linked to other infections in the outbreak.

They are both in a managed isolation facility and are household members of existing cases.

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 - 87 percent of eligible people
  • Second doses - 81 percent.

Auckland metro DHBs:

  • First doses - 95 percent
  • Second doses - 92 percent.


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

Bay of Plenty:

  • First doses - 92 percent
  • Second doses - 85 percent.


  • First doses - 91 percent
  • Second doses - 84 percent.


  • First doses - 92 percent
  • Second doses - 86 percent.


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


  • First doses - 90 percent
  • Second doses - 83 percent.

Hawke's Bay:

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


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


  • First doses - 97 percent
  • Second doses - 93 percent.

Vaccination rates across New Zealand

Vaccines administered to date:

  • 3,948,761 first doses - 94 percent of eligible people
  • 3,747,367 second doses - 89 percent
  • 20,681 third primary doses
  • 154,224 booster doses.

Vaccines administered on Saturday:

  • 2698 first doses
  • 8446 second doses
  • 216 third primary doses
  • 4550 booster doses.

Total Māori vaccine rate:

  • 490,469 first doses - 86 percent of eligible people
  • 426,970 second doses - 75 percent.

Total Pasifika vaccine rate:

  • 266,614 first doses - 93 percent
  • 247,252 second doses - 86 percent.


There are 61 COVID-positive people in hospital. Of these, 23 are in Middlemore, 20 in Auckland City, 13 in North Shore, two each in Waikato and Tauranga, and one in Nelson.

Three people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit - one each in Auckland City, Middlemore, and North Shore.

The average age of hospitalised patients is 52.

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

  • Unvaccinated or not eligible - 33 cases or 62 percent
  • Partially immunised and it's less than seven days after second dose or has only received one dose - nine cases or 17 percent
  • Fully vaccinated for at least seven days before being reported as a case - nine cases or 17 percent
  • Unknown - two cases or 4 percent.