9 Jan 2024

NZ may be coming out of fifth Covid-19 wave

From Morning Report, 8:34 am on 9 January 2024

New Zealand's fifth wave of Covid-19 infections may have peaked, with 355 people in hospital as of Sunday night.

Epidemiologist Michael Baker says it's hard to tell, with the new JN.1 strain causing new spikes overseas.

It comes after at least 48 scouts caught Covid-19 at a week-long Jamboree held in Hamilton.

Professor Baker spoke to Charlotte Cook.