There are seven new Covid cases in the Bay of Plenty.
Of the seven, four cases are in Tauranga, two in the Western Bay of Plenty and one in the Whakatāne District.
Six cases are contacts of known cases, while one is being investigated.
Nationally there are 44 people in hospital – six at North Shore Hospital, 12 at Auckland, 22 at Middlemore, three at Tauranga and one at Lakes. The average age of those in hospital is 56.
Five people are in ICU or a high dependency unit – three in Middlemore and two in Tauranga.