The Ministry of Health said 83 of the new cases are in Auckland and four are in Waikato. Two were reported in Christchurch yesterday, but the Covid-19 Response Minister said this afternoon that Cabinet has decided to keep the region at alert level 2.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there was one case in an MIQ worker, with work being done to identify if this is a community case.

Fifty of today's cases remain unlinked. There are 293 unlinked cases from the past 14 days.

There were also seven cases in managed isolation

There are 37 people in hospital, with five in intensive care.

The four new community cases in Waikato today include three in Hamilton and one in Ôtorohanga, and are all contacts of existing cases

Yesterday there were 74 new community cases of Covid-19 reported: 68 in Auckland and six in Waikato.

There have now been 2921 cases in the current Delta outbreak.

There were 39,220 vaccine doses given yesterday - 10,908 first doses and 28,312 second doses.