Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: 6498 new Covid cases, eight deaths; expert warns second infection wave looms - News Summed Up

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: 6498 new Covid cases, eight deaths; expert warns second infection wave looms


Video / NZ HeraldThere are 6498 new Covid community cases today as health officials warn that visitors to hospitals are infecting patients. The Ministry of Health reported a further eight Covid-related deaths. Today's seven-day rolling average of community cases is now 7046 - while this time last week it was 5129. Experts are now warning New Zealand is facing a second wave of coronavirus infections as cases of the Omicron subvariant BA.5 spread around the country. Yesterday there were 4924 community cases of the virus and 11 deaths, but the seven-day rolling average has grown to 6895, almost 2000 more than a week ago.


Source: New Zealand Herald July 04, 2022 02:44 UTC



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