Latest Update On COVID-19

Published: Tue 9 Nov 2021 01:11 PM
There are two new cases to report in Waikato today, both in Hamilton.
One case was a known contact already in isolation, and public health officials are today investigating links for the remaining case.
There remains one case in Waikato Hospital for a non-COVID-19 related condition.
There are five pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Te Awamutu, and Te Kuiti.
Two locations of interest were identified in Hamilton yesterday, and locals are urged to continue to regularly check the Ministry’s locations of interest webpage
There were 1,906 tests processed in Waikato yesterday and around 1,712 vaccinations given.LocationNumber of active casesHamilton32Te Awamutu/Kihikihi21Ōtorohanga13Ngāruawāhia3Kāwhia2Te Kuiti172
This brings the total number of cases to 165 with 93 cases recovered.
Anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, is following guidance relating to a location of interest, or has been directed by Healthline or a GP should seek a test immediately.
Otherwise, people should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP for guidance before seeking a test.
It is free to get a COVID-19 test, wherever you go.COVID-19 testing centres
Testing locations in and around Waikato are also available on the Healthpoint and Waikato DHB websitesHUNTLY
Waahi Whanui, 23 Parry Street, Huntly West
Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 November 10am-3pmTE AWAMUTU
Te Awamutu Event Centre carpark, Gorst Avenue, Te Awamutu
Tuesday 9 November 10am-2pmŌTOROHANGA
Ōtorohanga Sports Club carpark, Island Reserve, Orahiri Terrace, Ōtorohanga
Tuesday 9 November 11am - 3pmTE KŪITI
Te Kūiti Medical Centre (Te Kūiti Hospital site)
28 Ailsa Street, Te Kūiti
Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 November 9am-4.30pmTHAMES
Te Korowai O Hauora, 210 Richmond Street, Thames
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Founders Theatre carpark
Entrance off Norton Road
Daily 8am-4pm
Claudelands Event Centre
Gate 3, Brooklyn Road
Daily 10am-6pm
Te Kōhao Health
951 Wairere Drive, Hamilton East
Daily 10am-4pmGP practices
Please see for a list of pop-up testing sites and designated general practices where anyone can be tested for free, and for all testing providers in the region.Latest update on COVID-19 vaccinations
Reporting on vaccination rates at TLA level is provided by the Ministry of Health. This data is at 9.46pm 7 November 2021 and is the latest available at TLA level.Territorial local authority1st doses2nd doses1st doses as a % of eligible populationFully vaccinated as a % of eligible populationHamilton City129,00611297391.0%79.7%Hauraki District13,77511,65980.4%68.1%Matamata-Piako District26,07122,22785.7%73.0%Ōtorohanga District6828556579.1%64.5%Ruapehu District5261423579.1%63.7%South Waikato District16,20112,83381.3%64.4%Thames-Coromandel District23,59120,93885.0%75.5%Waikato District42,50136,42686.4%74.1%Waipa District44,08938,56891.5%80.0%Waitomo District6676537488.2%71.0%Waikato region313,999270,79887.9%75.8%
Data at SA2 level (approximately equivalent to suburb) is available on the Ministry of Health website.
Pop-up vaccination sites and vaccination clinics
Hours at the Te Awa The Base community vaccination centre in Te Rapa, Hamilton, have been extended from this week. The vaccination centre will now open from 9am to 9pm every Thursday and Friday, starting 28 October, until Christmas to cater for people who cannot be vaccinated during normal working hours.
There are number of pop-up vaccination centres operating across the Waikato this week. Details are at
The Cambridge community vaccination centre at Cambridge Community Marae is closed. Vaccinations will continue to be available at Cambridge Medical Centre (bookings essential via or 0800 28 29 26) and Unichem Cambridge (offering both walk-ins and bookings). There is good capacity at both sites to support the community. Vaccinations are free wherever you go.Mobile vaccination clinics are rolling out across the takiwā with regular visits to locations through to the end of the year. The schedule is on the Waikato DHB website and will be regularly updated with more dates and locations.Also visit the Waikato DHB FB page for up-to-date mobile vaccination clinic locations.In Hamilton and elsewhere in the Waikato, you can get your vaccinations at GPs, pharmacies, mobile sites and at our vaccination centres. There's lots of options, so come along and meet the friendly vaccination teams.Walk-in appointments are available at many vaccination sites across the Waikato.People can now also bus free to and from their vaccination appointment if they show proof of their booking. See for more details.
Reminder - Making a vaccination appointment
Although walk-ins are available at many vaccination sites, the best way of guaranteeing a vaccination on the time, day and place of your choosing is still to book.If you have made a booking and are not able to attend your appointment, please cancel your booking so someone else can use that appointment time.If you are unsure when your appointment is, check on the booking system at using your contact number or email address and booking reference. Alternatively, you can call 0800 28 29 26 for assistance.Everyone aged 12+ can now visit to make their bookings.We ask everyone when attending their appointments under Alert Level 3 to follow the key public health measures detailed on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.If people have flu-like symptomsDo not come into the hospital if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
If you are concerned about your risk of COVID-19, please ring Healthline (0800 358 5453). They will tell you if you need to be tested and what to do next.It is free to get a COVID-19 testGPs are able to provide assessment and testing – please phone your practice firstPlease do not turn up to your GP without an appointmentAfter hours, you can be seen at an urgent care clinicWe recommend you take your NHI number with you, which can speed up the timeframe to receive your test results.
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