Thursday January 12

There are 28 new community cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these new cases, 9 are in Auckland, 3 in Waikato, 5 in Bay of Plenty, 2 in the Lakes District, 4 in Wairarapa, 2 in Hutt Valley and 3 in Canterbury.

There are 13 people at the border with Covid-19. The Ministry of Health says New Zealand continues to see many border cases arriving from overseas which reflects the growing number of Omicron cases globally.

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 49.

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.

Capital & Coast district health board will become the first district health board area to reach the 90 percent fully vaccinated milestone for Māori. 

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

Covid tracer app notifications

A technical issue meant that some notifications to people who scanned into a location of interest recently were delayed. 

There was a delay by around 24 hours but notifications have now been sent. 

This issue affected notifications sent out about some larger festivals in the past two weeks. 

The issue has now been resolved.  

Top image: A nurse walks up to a patient who is waiting in a car at a drive through Covid-19 testing site. Photo: SDI Productions/iStock

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