Friday January 14

There are 18 new community cases of Covid-19 today and 43 people at the border are infected with the virus.

Of these new cases, 11 are in Auckland, 4 in Waikato, 1 in Bay of Plenty and 2 in Canterbury.

There are 34 people in hospital, with 2 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 50.

95 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 92 percent have had a second dose.

45 percent of the country's eligible population have had a booster shot.

There has been a wastewater detection in South Wairarapa on January 10 which is thought to be linked to the four cases reported yesterday.

There have been 4,772,722 vaccine pass downloads, including 14,916 in the last 24 hours.

To date, there are now 266 Omicron COVID-19 cases detected at the border since 1 December.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

Top image: Drive-through Covid-19 testing centre at Eventfinda Stadium. (File photo) Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

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