Saturday January 29

There are 97 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today.

Of these, one is in Northland, 61 are in Auckland, 14 in Waikato, three in Tairāwhiti, eight in Bay of Plenty, seven in Lakes and three in Hawke's Bay. 

To date there are 116 cases confirmed as the Omicron variant, or linked to a previously reported Omicron case. 

As of 9am this morning, there are 39 cases connected to the Soundsplash music festival in Hamilton. This number is expected to rise. Today's numbers include cases linked to the festival in Northland and Tairāwhiti. The Ministry of Health is advising all attendees to get tested.  

There are seven people in hospital. None of them are in intensive care. 

The average age of people currently in hospital is 52.

96 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 94 percent have had a second dose. There have been 1,257,758 booster doses administered. 

There are 58 new cases at the border. 


Water samples taken on January 26 and 27 detected Covid-19 in Dannevirke, Kerikeri, Pukekohe, Paihia and Rawene.

It has also been detected in wastewater in Ahipara, Kawakawa Bay, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Te Maunga (Mt Maunganui), Te Puke, Te Awamutu, Porirua, Moa Point in Wellington and Motueka.

Click here for a list of updated locations of interest.

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