Monday January 3

There are 27 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 12 are in Auckland, 7 in Waikato, 7 in Bay of Plenty, and 1 in the Lakes District.

There are no Omicron cases to report either in the community or at the border today.

There are 44 people in hospital, with 5 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 56.

94 percent of New Zealand's eligible population have had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 92 percent have had a second dose. As of today's reporting 8,189,000 vaccines have now been administered around New Zealand, including more than 2,200 boosters administered yesterday.

From Wednesday January 5, the interval period between between second doses and boosters reduces from six months to four months

There have been 4,625,517 vaccine pass downloads, including 6,279 in the last 24 hours.

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Top image credit: A doctor in a protective suit taking a nasal swab from a person to test for possible coronavirus infection Photo: iStock

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