20 Dec 2022

Covid-19 hospital admissions could reach record high over holidays

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 20 December 2022

Covid-19 isn't at the top of anyone's Christmas wishlist, but hospital admissions could reach a record high this festive season.

New modelling from the Ministry of Health suggests cases could peak at thirteen thousand a day by the end of the month.

Auckland University Network Contagion Modelling programme co-leader Dion O'Neale says one in twenty people could have Covid-19 this week.

He spoke to Charlotte Cook.