New Zealand reports 43 new community infections

New Zealand reports 43 new community infections

Among the 43 new community infections, 19 are in the largest city of Auckland, eight in Nelson Marlborough, six in the Lakes region, six in Hawke's Bay and four in Waikato.

The country has 41 new imported cases of COVID - 19 at the border, according to the Ministry.

An Auckland Airport worker who tested positive on Thursday has been confirmed by the ministry on Saturday as the Omicron variant after genome sequencing.

There are eight COVID 19 patients in New Zealand hospitals, but there is no COVID 19 patient at the intensive care unit.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded 15,104 cases of COVID 19 including 11,466 cases from the latest Delta variant community outbreak.