LIVE: Omicron response update

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be providing a live update on the Omicron response in New Zealand.

He is expected to be joined by Primary Care lead Dr Joe Bourne at 1pm today.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Heath reported 14,463 community cases, 1000 hospitalisations and nine deaths, including one in the Bay of Plenty.

The additional deaths take the total number of publicly reported Covid related deaths to 184 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths to 10.

Of these nine people who have died, five are from Auckland region, two from Waikato, and one from Wairarapa and one from Bay of Plenty.

One of these people was in their 20s, one in their 60s, one in their 70s, two in their eighties and four in their nineties.

Five were men and four were women.

Tune into the livestream above for the latest information.

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