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Waikato District COVID Update

Waikato District COVID Update

Posted November 22, 2021

Media Release: Waikato District Health Board

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. There is one active case at Thames.

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.

Number of active cases

Hamilton 74

Ōtorohanga 36

Te Kūiti 26

Huntly 20

Ngāruawāhia 9

Te Awamutu 8

Kāwhia 4

Te Kauwhata 4

Cambridge 2

Raglan 2

Thames 1

Tokoroa 1

Total 187

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.

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.

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