There are 546 people in hospital with the virus, including 10 in intensive care, the Ministry of Health says. Both new cases of Covid-19 and hospitalisations due to the virus continue a fall in frequency since the BA.5 variant sparked a winter surge in new infections. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 4418. New cases today include 92 people who had recently travelled overseas. As well as falling daily case numbers, wastewater monitoring also showed fewer people were being infected.
Source: New Zealand Herald August 13, 2022 04:22 UTC