Coronavirus: Six infections now at Auckland aged care centre, two new deaths reported

There were 105 new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday - a number that reflects new infections over the past two days - and two additional deaths.

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.

Two deaths in hospital

Two people with COVID-19 have died in Auckland City Hospital in the past 48 hours.

Both families requested that no information be publicly provided about these people, so the Ministry of Health isn't giving any further details.

Locations of cases

Of Sunday's 105 new cases, 71 are in Auckland, 22 in Bay of Plenty, seven in Waikato, four in Lakes, and one in Hawke's Bay.


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

There are 1264 people isolating at home, including 355 cases.

The Everil Orr Care Centre in Mount Albert now has six cases in the facility, including five residents and one staff member.

One of the residents who tested positive on December 30 is in hospital and currently in a stable condition. All other residents and staff members were tested on December 31 and early on New Year's Day. All residents and staff are fully vaccinated.


Of Waikato's seven new cases, three are in Te Kūiti, two in Hamilton, and one each in Ōtorohanga and Matarangi.

The Matarangi case was initially announced as based in Whitianga as investigations were still underway.

Five of these cases have been linked to previous cases and two remain under investigation.

There are 53 cases isolating at home.

Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty has reported 22 cases over the past two days. Of these, 15 are in Tauranga, five in western Bay of Plenty, and two in eastern Bay of Plenty.

Fifteen of these are linked to previously reported cases, with the remaining still being investigated for potential links.


All four of the new cases in the Lakes DHB are in Rotorua.

One of today's cases is linked to a previously reported case, with the remaining still being investigated.

Omicron update

There are two new Omicron cases among recent MIQ arrivals, bringing the total number of cases with this variant found at the border to 90.

There are no community Omicron cases to report. 

Coronavirus: Six infections now at Auckland aged care centre, two new deaths reported
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Vaccination rates by DHBs with active cases


  • First doses - 89 percent of eligible people
  • Second doses - 84 percent.

Auckland metro DHBs:

  • First doses - 96 percent
  • Second doses - 94 percent.


  • First doses - 94 percent
  • Second doses - 90 percent.

Bay of Plenty:

  • First doses - 93 percent
  • Second doses - 89 percent.


  • First doses - 92 percent
  • Second doses - 88 percent.


  • First doses - 93 percent
  • Second doses - 89 percent.


  • First doses - 91 percent
  • Second doses - 86 percent.

Hawke's Bay:

  • First doses - 95 percent
  • Second doses - 91 percent.


  • First doses - 98 percent
  • Second doses - 95 percent.

Vaccination rates across New Zealand

Vaccines administered to date:

  • 3,975,039 first doses - 94 percent of eligible people
  • 3,854,768 second doses - 92 percent
  • 29,184 third primary doses
  • 327,091 booster doses.

Vaccines administered over the past two days:

  • 720 first doses
  • 3892 second doses
  • 274 third primary doses
  • 14,501 booster doses.

Total Māori vaccine rate:

  • 500,488 first doses - 88 percent
  • 461,593 second doses - 81 percent.

Total Pasifika vaccine rate:

  • 271,374 first doses - 95 percent
  • 259,250 second doses - 90 percent.

DHBs still to reach 90 percent fully vaccinated milestone


  • First doses: 89 percent of eligible people vaccinated, 2386 remaining to 90 percent first doses
  • Second doses: 84 percent, 9366 remaining.


  • First doses: 92 percent
  • Second doses: 88 percent, 2290 remaining.

Bay of Plenty:

  • First doses: 93 percent
  • Second doses: 89 percent, 1260 remaining.


  • First doses: 91 percent
  • Second doses: 86 percent, 1690 remaining.


  • First doses: 93 percent
  • Second doses: 89 percent, 658 remaining.


  • First doses: 91 percent
  • Second doses: 87 percent, 1820 remaining.

West Coast:

  • First doses: 92 percent
  • Second doses: 88 percent, 655 remaining.

Remaining DHBs that are more than 90 percent fully vaccinated:

  • Waitemata: 93 percent fully vaccinated
  • Auckland: 96 percent
  • Counties Manukau: 92 percent
  • Waikato: 90 percent
  • Hawke's Bay: 91 percent
  • MidCentral: 92 percent
  • Capital and Coast: 96 percent
  • Hutt Valley: 93 percent
  • Wairarapa: 92 percent
  • Nelson-Marlborough: 92 percent
  • Canterbury: 95 percent
  • South Canterbury: 91 percent
  • Southern: 94 percent.
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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There are 43 COVID-positive people in hospital. Of these, 19 are in Middlemore, 12 in Auckland City, eight in North Shore, two in Tauranga, and one each in Lakes and Waikato.

Five people are in an intensive care or high dependency unit - three in Auckland and two in Tauranga.

The average age of hospitalisations is 54.

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

  • Unvaccinated or not eligible: 21 cases or 51.2 percent
  • Partially immunised, meaning it's less than seven days after second dose or has only received one dose: four cases or 9.8 percent
  • Fully vaccinated for at least seven days before being reported as a case: 14 cases or 34.1 percent
  • Unknown: two cases or 4.9 percent.