Covid-19 udpate: 146 new community cases in New Zealand today

By RNZ.co.nz

There are 146 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today.

Wellington Covid-19 testing station on 23/8/2021.
(File image) Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Today’s cases include 124 in Auckland, 14 in Waikato, four in Bay of Plenty and one in the Nelson/Tasman region who was reported yesterday but officially added to the tally today.

The Ministry of Health said there are 83 cases in hospital, including nine in intensive care. Two are in Waikato and the rest in Tamaki Makaurau. Five of the Auckland cases are in ED or assessment units.

There are also three cases in MIQ recent returnees.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said modelling this morning shows hospitalisation and ICU bed usage had levelled off in Auckland.

In the Auckland District Health Board area, about 96 percent of eligible people have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

More to come.

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