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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

  • 202 new community cases
  • 63 new cases identified at the border
  • 14 cases in hospital

There were 18,655 booster doses administered yesterday, taking the total to date to 1,605,815. Also, 1,502 paediatric doses were given yesterday, bringing the total to 200,562.

With Omicron in New Zealand, one of the best things you can do is get your booster as soon as it is due.

Boosters lower your chances of getting very sick and being hospitalised. Being boosted also helps slow the spread of the virus. If you’re over 18 and your booster is due, please get it now.

Likewise, a successful response to Omicron relies on us finding any infections as early as possible.

Anyone with any cold or flu symptoms that could be COVID-19 is asked to get a test and isolate at home until a negative result is returned.

The most common early symptoms of the Omicron variant are a sore or scratchy throat, and a runny nose. Even if you develop a small sniffle, please get a test.

MIL OSI