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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is speaking to the media in Hamilton during a visit to the city to help support vaccination efforts and meet with businesses.
In Waikato, 83 percent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, but only 67 percent of its eligible Māori population are double dosed. The region is still 23,735 short of reaching 90 percent.
The Ministry of Health registered 10 new cases in Waikato on Monday; four in Huntly, two in Te Kūiti, one in Hamilton, and the location of the remaining three yet to be confirmed.
There were four COVID-19 positive patients in hospital, including one in ICU. Health staff in Waikato are now supporting 124 cases to isolate at home.
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