Today we are reporting 13,475 community cases, 764 hospitalisations and 17 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, Today's seven-day rolling average is 14,171, while the seven-day rolling average of cases as at last Friday was 17,197.
Getting boosted continues to be one of the most important ways people can protect themselves from Omicron and severe illness.
There is a much lower risk of being hospitalised if you are up to date with your vaccinations, which, for Omicron, includes a third or booster dose if eligible.
Our national vaccination programme continues, with many opportunities around the country. It will be a big weekend for the Bay of Plenty, with a host of iwi-led COVID-19 vaccination events right across the rohe, supported by the local DHB.