There are 202 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Tuesday, the Department of Health announced.
The cases are in Northland (17), Auckland (119), Waikato (39), Lakes (4), Bay of Plenty (8), Taranaki (1), Hawke’s Bay (8), Hutt Valley (1), Wellington (4) and Nelson Marlborough (1).
Fourteen people are hospitalized with the virus, including one in an intensive care unit or high dependency.
The ministry also announced that there were 11 other cases of Covid-19 on a ship. He did not provide further information.
He also said investigations were underway to determine links to the outbreak for Northland’s 17 new cases.
Twenty-nine of Waikato’s 39 new cases have been linked to previously reported cases.
Public health personnel are continuing to investigate the remaining 10 cases.
Twenty-five of the Waikato cases are in Hamilton, two in Ngāruawāhia, two in Ōhaupō, two in Taupiri, one in Morrinsville and the other locations are yet to be confirmed.
The ministry said the four new cases in the DHB Lakes region were in Rotorua (2) and Tāupo (2).
Three of the cases have links to previously reported cases. The source of infection of the remaining case is under investigation.
The eight new cases in the Bay of Plenty area are in Tauranga or the western part of the Bay of Plenty.
The cases include a sailor aboard the SF Maui, which was in port at Tauranga.
Six of the region’s eight cases are linked to previously reported cases.
The new case in Taranaki is linked to a previously identified case in Northland.
The case was reported by Taranaki DHB on Sunday but is officially included in Tuesday’s figures.
Case and his family contacts isolate themselves in South Taranaki and, at this point, there are no new places of interest in the area.
Of the eight new cases in Hawke’s Bay, four are associated with Te Mata Primary School in Havelock North.
Two of the cases were unknowingly infectious at school last week, so a number of people have been identified as close contacts.
The Hawke’s Bay DHB Public Health Unit works closely with the school and the Department of Education.
The other four Hawke’s Bay cases are linked to known cases.
“There have been a number of cases of Covid-19 identified in schools recently. This is not unexpected after the start of the school year,” the ministry said in a statement.
Public health measures such as vaccinations, mandates, mask-wearing and good hygiene practices ensure tamariki are “well-protected” against the virus at school, the ministry said.
The five new cases in the Wellington area are household contacts of existing cases.
The new case in the Tasman region (Nelson Marlborough) is linked to a previously reported case.
Investigations are continuing to determine the source of a case who was staying at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park at the time of his positive test, the ministry said.
Mobile testing and vaccination were available at the park over the weekend. Public health staff thanked people at the park for the strong turnout for testing and vaccination.
Sixty-three cases at MIQ were also announced on Tuesday.
The cases had arrived in the country between January 25 and February 6.
They had traveled from Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, the Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Fiji, Saudi Arabia and the United States. United.
Full travel histories had yet to be obtained for 27 of the border cases.
The cases had tested positive for the virus between days 1 and 12.
On Monday, 188 community cases were announced.