Today we are reporting 14,120 community cases, 692 hospitalisations and 23 deaths. Although we have seen a slight increase in case numbers from yesterday, it’s not unexpected as we generally see lower testing and reporting over the weekends.
We are continuing to see a decline in the seven-day rolling average of cases. Today's seven-day average is 12,785, while last Tuesday it was 15,565.
Vaccination is still our best defence against COVID-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whanau and their friends from the virus.
If you are due for a vaccination, whether it is your second shot or booster, please make an appointment today. COVID-19 deaths Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 23 people with COVID-19.