Covid

NZ to stay at Orange, Covid reinfection rules change

New Zealand moved to the Orange level of the traffic light system in mid-April.

Covid update June 7: 10,191 new cases, 14 deaths in two days

The seven-day rolling average of community cases today is 6,202.

Covid update June 5: 4,400 cases, 371 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 8 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update June 4: 6,291 cases, 369 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 11 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update June 3: 6,232 new cases, 14 deaths

Cases of Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are now in the community.

Covid update June 2: 7,870 community cases, 13 deaths

Today's seven-day rolling average of community case numbers 6,937 – last Thursday, it was 7,095.

Covid-19 Update June 1: 8,182 new cases and 13 deaths

Dedicated pharmacists are now able to prescribe antiviral medicines as treatment for Covid-19. 

Covid update May 31: 8,436 new cases, 18 deaths

There have been an average of 14 deaths a day related to Covid-19 in the last seven days.

Covid update May 30: 5,836 new cases, 5 deaths

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 6,881 – last Monday, it was 7,712.

Rushing back to exercise could cause long Covid

Being a couch potato could be your best defence.

Covid update May 29: 4,841 cases, 9 deaths

The total number of active cases is 48,310.

Covid update May 28: 6,369 cases, 13 deaths

The total number of active cases is 48,452.

Ashley Bloomfield tests positive for Covid-19

There are 6,862 new cases of Covid-19 today and 25 deaths.

Second Covid-19 booster shot available soon for most vulnerable

Final decisions on the eligible group will be made within the next two weeks.

Covid update May 26: 7,591 community cases,16 deaths

The total number of active cases is 49,645.

Covid update May 24: 8435 cases, 15 deaths

There are 327 people in hospital - 10 of those people are in ICU or HDU.

New Zealand stays at Orange traffic light setting: Covid-19

The next review of the traffic light settings will be in June. 

Covid update May 23: 6,000 new cases, 9 deaths

There are 363 people in hospital, with 14 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units

Covid update May 22: 4,990 cases, 379 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 10 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update May 21: 6,635 new cases, 400 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 6 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update May 20: 7,800 cases, 17 deaths

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 8,032 – last Friday it was 7,548.

Covid update May 19: 9091 cases, 5 deaths

There are 411 people in hospital.

Covid Update May 18: 9,570 community cases, 32 deaths

There are 425 people in hospital with 9 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

Covid Update May 17: 9,843 community cases, 421 hospitalisations

Todays seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,795 – last Tuesday it was 7,927.

Covid Update May 16: 7,061 cases, 5 deaths

415 people are currently in hospital.

Covid update May 15: 5,745 new cases, 15 deaths

15 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the publicly reported total to date to 973.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid

She's one of 7,068 other new cases of Covid-19 today.

Covid update May 13: 7,441 cases, 29 deaths

About half of the actual number of Covid-19 cases are being reported.

Covid update May 12: 9,392 cases, 9 deaths

398 people are currently in hospital with the virus.