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While some of the topline stats in this page are refreshed each day, others are now updated weekly.
The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly swept the world. Cases continue to mount and the virus is still claiming lives.
On this page, the latest data on the pandemic is updated periodically.
It includes detailed information on New Zealand’s hospitalisations, vaccinations, case numbers, testing and comparisons with other countries.
The traffic light levels across NZ
In October, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Covid-19 vaccination targets of 90 per cent for all 20 of the country’s District Health Boards.
Initially, it was planned that the country would move to a new ‘traffic light’ system for managing Covid-19 only when all DHBs had achieved the 90 per cent target. But only weeks later, the plan changed. New Zealand shifted to a ‘traffic light’ system for managing Covid-19 with just two DHBs having reached the 90 per cent vaccination threshold.
Stuff continues to track vaccination rates by DHB.
Within the DHBs, there is significant variation in vaccination rates between smaller population groups. Data on vaccination rates at a suburb level are updated every Wednesday.
A 90 per cent vaccination rate would be among the highest in the world to date.