91 new community cases revealed, variant now the ‘dominant’ virus strain in NZ


There are 91 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, with the Ministry of Health saying Omicron is now the “dominant” variant in NZ.

Ten people are in hospital with the virus – the average age of patients is 54.

There are no cases in ICU or HDU.

The Ministry of Health said because Omicron is now the “dominant” variant being detected, the specific variant of the virus will no longer be reported alongside case numbers.

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