Covid

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.

New Zealand's border will fully reopen from July

It has been brought forward from October, and includes all non-visa waiver countries.

Covid Update May 11: 28 deaths, 7,970 community cases

Today’s seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,420 – last Wednesday it was 7,746.

Covid Update May 10: 9,173 new cases, NZ passes 1 million confirmed cases

In May last year, there were only 2,288 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Covid update May 9: 6,407 new cases, 18 in ICU

Two more people are confirmed as having the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

Covid update May 8: 5,647 new cases, 3 deaths

A case of the BA.5 variant has been discovered at Aotearoa's border for the first time.

Covid update May 7: 6,745 new cases, 15 in ICU.

There are 339 people in hospital, and 12 deaths being reported.

You can catch Covid-19 twice in one month: Reinfection explained

“As long as we have more than one variant circulating, there will be a risk of reinfection.”

Covid May 6: 7,347 cases, 24 deaths

363 people are currently in hospital.

Covid update May 5: 8,609 new cases, 20 deaths

A person under 10, with Covid-19, has died.

Covid Update May 4: 8,454 new cases, person under age 10 dies

The person was one of 24 people with the virus who have recently died.

Covid Update May 3: 9,109 new cases, 20 deaths

There are currently 55,588 active community casees.

Covid Update May 2: 6,636 new cases, 7 deaths

Today’s seven-day rolling average of case numbers is 7,553 – last Monday it was 8,355.