The latest weekly update from the Ministry of Health has confirmed another 9,975 cases of Covid-19 over the past week. On average, the ministry says that means about 1,422 new cases every day.
Of the latest Covid infections, almost 10% – or 1,098 – are reinfections.
There are now 111 people in hospital with Covid-19, including seven now in intensive care.
The confirmed Covid-19 death toll now sits at 2,038, with just one death on average being recorded each day. Officially, the Covid-19 death toll has risen by 33 in the past week although just eight of these have so far been linked to the virus.
It’s been about three weeks since almost all Covid-related protocols were ditched when the traffic light system ended. On September 12, there were 225 people in hospital with the virus and the seven-day rolling average of new infections was 1,480, just slightly higher than today.