Today we are reporting 6,745 community cases, 339 hospitalisations and 12 deaths. Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,512 – last Saturday it was 7,415.
As people to look to catch up with their whānau over this weekend, it’s a timely reminder for people to continue to follow public health advice to stay at home and stay away from school or work if you’re feeling unwell.
Another way to protect you and your whānau is to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so. Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and getting boosted is an important way people can protect themselves, their whānau and their friends from the virus.