The number of community Covid-19 cases has risen by 1,573, another record day for infections.
Most of today’s cases – 1,140 (almost as many as yesterday’s nationwide total) – were located in Auckland.
Other new cases were confirmed in Northland (31), Waikato (143), Bay of Plenty (29), Lakes (35), Hawke’s Bay (2), MidCentral (3), Whanganui (11), Taranaki (8), Tairāwhiti (8), Wairarapa (30), Capital and Coast (20), Hutt Valley (22), Nelson Marlborough (49), Canterbury (7) and the Southern DHB (35).
That bumps the number of active community cases up to 8,147.
Hospitalisations have also risen, with 63 people currently seeking treatment for Covid-19. There are no cases in intensive care.
At the border, another 15 new cases were registered.
The number of people tested for Covid-19 yesterday was about 8,000 above the seven-day average, with 32,285 seeking a test. There are currently 7.3 million rapid antigen tests available in the country, with more than three million distributed to critical workers so far as “phase two” of the omicron response begins.
Yesterday also saw 40,452 booster doses administered nationwide, bringing the total so far to more than two million doses.
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