Almost half of New Zealand’s active Covid-19 cases are in the Counties Manukau District Health Board, Stuff reports, according to the clinical director of Middlemore Hospital’s emergency department Dr Vanessa Thornton. 63% of all cases in Auckland in the seven days to February 15 were in the Counties Manukau DHB. Modelling suggested one in every 120 people in the area now had Omicron. That compares to an estimated 1 in 240 people across the Auckland DHB region, and 1 in 600 in Waitematā.