In the week leading up to Sunday, New Zealand reported a total of 7,881 new cases of COVID-19, along with 20 additional deaths attributed to the viru
In the week leading up to Sunday, New Zealand reported a total of 7,881 new cases of COVID-19, along with 20 additional deaths attributed to the virus. Among the new cases, 1,474 were classified as probable cases, and 4,073 were identified as reinfections. Hospitalizations included 349 cases, with two individuals in intensive care.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases stands at 1,124 per day, indicating a notable level of ongoing transmission. Wastewater testing across the country has revealed an increase in virus detections, suggesting a rise in community spread.
Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker has noted the combination of increased cases and a surge in hospitalizations in early November, indicating the onset of a potential fifth wave of COVID-19 in the country. Authorities continue to monitor the situation closely and implement necessary measures to curb the spread of the virus.