There are 20,907 new community cases of Covid-19, a further 15 deaths and 1016 people in hospital in Aotearoa today, the Ministry of Health says.

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Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says there are also 25 people in ICU or HDU.

Dr Bloomfield says the latest analysis shows Covid-19 case numbers have passed their peak in Auckland, and are tracking down in all three district health boards.

Yesterday there were 1000 people in hospital, 33 of whom were in an intensive care or high dependency unit.

There were also nine deaths, taking the country’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 184.

The ministry announced another 14,463 new community cases yesterday.

Tomorrow the government is set to announce any decisions regarding the possible relaxation of mandates, vaccine passes and the traffic light system.