Tuesday January 4

There are 31 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 14 are in Auckland, 1 in Waikato, 12 in Bay of Plenty, and 4 in the Lakes District. 

There are 29 new cases at the border today. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that while awaiting results from genome testing, "it is expected that some of these cases will be the Omicron variant."

There are 53 people in hospital, with 6 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

The average age of people currently in hospital is 53.


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. Close to 4,500 booster shots were administered yesterday, up by more than 1,500 from yesterday.

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

This means that anyone aged 18 and over who had their second vaccination at least four months ago can now have their booster dose.

There have been 4,633,089 vaccine pass downloads, including 7,572 in the last 24 hours.

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