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There were 15 cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight,
with six in Huntly, three in Hamilton, four in Te Kūiti,
and two in Ngāruawāhia.

All cases have been linked
to previous cases.

This brings the total number of
cases during this Waikato outbreak to 404 (170 active, 234
recovered) with 38 active cases remaining under
investigation for links.

There were eight locations of
interest identified yesterday across Hamilton, Huntly and Te
Kūiti.

There are seven pop-up and dedicated testing
sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton,
Ōtorohanga, Thames, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia and Te
Kūiti.

There are two people receiving care for
COVID-19 at Waikato Hospital and another COVID-19 positive
individual receiving care for an unrelated
condition.

There were 2279 tests processed in the
Waikato yesterday and 1776 vaccines delivered.

In the
Waikato, public health staff are now supporting 129 cases to
isolate at home.

Location Number
of active
cases 
Hamilton 51
Te
Kūiti
41
Huntly 36
Ōtorohanga 19
Ngāruawāhia 9
Te
Kauwhata
4
Kāwhia 3
Te
Awamutu
2
Cambridge 1
Piopio 1
Thames 1
Tokoroa 1
Unknown 1
  170

Note:
previously listed case locations will at times be
reclassified following investigations.

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.

ŌTOROHANGA

Ōtorohanga Sports Club
carpark, Island Reserve, Orahiri Terrace,
Ōtorohanga

Friday 26 November onwards
10am-12pm

TE KŪITI

Centennial Park, William
Street entrance, Te Kūiti

Fridays to Tuesdays
10am-2pm

Wednesdays 3-7pm

THAMES

Te
Korowai o Hauora Thames, 210 Richmond Street,
Thames

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday
10am-1pm

HUNTLY

Waahi Whanui, 17 Parry
Street, Huntly

Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 November
10-3pm

NGĀRUAWĀHIA

Nga Miro Health Centre
car park, 29 River Road, Ngāruawāhia

Friday 26
November 7.30am-12pm

HAMILTON

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-4pm

TOKOROA

Testing is available on
appointment from GPs. Both practices will test non-enrolled
patients:

Tokoroa Family Health

Gate 3, Tokoroa
Hospital, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa

Book on 07 886
5431

Tokoroa Medical Centre

57-75 Maraetai Road,
Tokoroa

Book on 07 886 8777

GP
practices

Please see www.waikatodhb.health.nz/cbac
for a list of pop-up testing sites and designated general
practices where anyone can be tested for free, and www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/waikato
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 26 November 2021 and is the
latest available at TLA level.

Territorial
local authority
1st
doses
2nd
doses
1st doses as a % of eligible
population
Fully vaccinated as a %
of eligible
population
Hamilton
City
132,169 121,141 93.2% 85.5%
Hauraki
District
14,338 12,854 83.7% 75.1%
Matamata-Piako
District
26,992 24,578 88.7% 80.8%
Ōtorohanga
District
7029 6237 81.5% 72.3%
Ruapehu
District
5555 4848 83.6% 72.9%
South
Waikato
District
17,070 14,672 85.6% 73.6%
Thames-Coromandel
District
24,268 22,229 87.5% 80.1%
Waikato
District
43,708 39,563 88.9% 80.5%
Waipa
District
44,985 41,838 93.4% 86.8%
Waitomo
District
6902 6073 91.2% 80.3%
Waikato
region
323,016  294,033 90.4% 82.3%

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 www.waikatodhb.health.nz/covid19mobile.

The
Cambridge community vaccination centre at Cambridge
Community Marae is closed. Vaccinations will continue to be
available at Cambridge Medical Centre (bookings essential
via www.bookmyvaccine.nz
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 busit.co.nz/vaccination
    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 https://app.bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/manage
    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 bookmyvaccine.nz
    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
symptoms

Do 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
    test
  • GPs are able to provide assessment and testing
    – please phone your practice first
  • Please do not
    turn up to your GP without an appointment
  • After
    hours, you can be seen at an urgent care clinic
  • We
    recommend you take your NHI number with you, which can speed
    up the timeframe to receive your test
    results.

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