COVID-19 Public Advisory 22 November 2021

Published: Mon 22 Nov 2021 02:47 PM
Please find below a COVID-19 update for the Waikato.
Changes since our last public advisory on Friday 19 November are provided in red.
Latest update on COVID-19
There are 20 new cases being reported in Waikato today. Eight were from Te Kūiti, seven from Huntly, three from Hamilton, and one each from Ngāruawāhia and Ōtorohanga.
This brings the total number of cases during this Waikato outbreak to 350 (187 active, 163 recovered).
Testing sites are operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Huntly, Thames, Te Kūiti, Ngāruawāhia, Tokoroa and Putāruru.
There were five new locations of interest identified yesterday in Te Kūiti and one in Hamilton.
There were 2106 tests processed in Waikato yesterday and 639 vaccinations. The region passed 90% first doses yesterday.
In the Waikato region, public health staff are now supporting 145 cases to isolate at home.
Note: previously listed case locations will at times be reclassified following investigations.LocationNumber of active casesHamilton74Ōtorohanga36Te Kūiti26Huntly20Ngāruawāhia9Te Awamutu8Kāwhia4Te Kauwhata4Cambridge2Raglan2Thames1Tokoroa1187
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 websites.TOKOROA
Tokoroa Sports and Events Centre, 25 Mossop Road, Tokoroa
Monday 22 November 10am-12pmPUTĀRURU
Putāruru Plaza, Kensington St, Putāruru
Monday 22 November 2-4pmTHAMES
Te Korowai o Hauora Thames, 210 Richmond Street, Thames
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pmHUNTLY
Te Whare Oranga, 147 Harris Street, Huntly
Monday 22 November 9am-5pmŌTOROHANGA
Ōtorohanga Sports Club carpark, Island Reserve, Orahiri Terrace, Ōtorohanga
Friday 19 November – Sunday 21 November 10am-3.30pmNGĀRUAWĀHIA
Nga Miro Health Centre car park, 29 River Road, Ngāruawāhia
Monday 22 November 7.30-11am
Wednesday 24 November 1-7pmTE KŪITI
Te Kūiti Medical Centre (Te Kūiti Hospital site)
28 Ailsa Street, Te Kūiti
Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Saturdays 9am-12pm
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 11.59pm 21 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 City131,619119,79392.8%84.5%Hauraki District14,25812,66783.3%74.0%Matamata-Piako District26,75824,08087.9%79.1%Ōtorohanga District7003611581.2%70.9%Ruapehu District5510474982.9%71.4%South Waikato District16,90014,35584.8%72.0%Thames-Coromandel District24,23322,02687.4%79.4%Waikato District43,47738,95988.4%79.2%Waipa District44,81741,29693.0%85.7%Waitomo District6893594691.1%78.6%Waikato region321,468289,98690.0%81.2%
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.
Waikato District Health Board
Healthy People. Excellent Care
Waikato District Health Board (DHB) employs over 6500 people and plans, funds and provides hospital and health services to more than 391,770 people in a region covering eight per cent of New Zealand.
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