Covid-19 NZ: Left unchecked Omicron could lead to tens of thousands of cases daily

A Stuff article.

New Covid-19 modelling illustrates the staggering speed at which the Omicron variant of Covid-19 could take hold in New Zealand if it infiltrates the community.

The UK saw more than 88,000 cases on Thursday, the highest since the pandemic started. The total broke the record set just a day earlier, on Wednesday, when 78,000 cases were recorded. Case numbers are expected to continue to rise. On Thursday, New Zealand saw its first case of the variant, picked up at an MIQ facility in Christchurch.

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