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6,407 community cases; 368 hospitalisations; 18 in ICU; 2 deaths

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Today we are reporting 6,407 community cases, 368 hospitalisations and 2 deaths. Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,479 – last Monday, it was 7,553.

Omicron BA.5 variant update A further two people who have travelled from overseas to New Zealand have been confirmed as having the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

Both people travelled to New Zealand and subsequently returned a positive RAT and PCR results. Whole genome sequencing subsequently confirmed the BA.5 variant.

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