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.

Second Covid-19 booster shot available soon for most vulnerable

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

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 19: 9091 cases, 5 deaths

There are 411 people in hospital.

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.

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

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

Covid-19 Update April 7: 11,634 cases, 13 deaths

From today, 16 and 17-year-olds are able to get a free booster dose.

Covid update April 5: 14,120 cases, 23 deaths

692 people are in hospital - 30 of those people are in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 21: 14,463 new cases, 1000 people in hospital

9 people have died with Covid-19. The total number of publicly reported Covid-related deaths is 184.

Covid update March 10: 21,015 cases, record high of 845 hospitalisations

There are now more people in hospital with Covid-19 than at any other point over the last two years.

Covid Update Feb 21: 2,365 new community cases and 2 deaths

There are 116 people currently in hospital.

Covid update Feb 14: 981 new cases

Monday February 14


New Zealand will move to phase 2 of our Omicron plan from 11:59pm tomorrow, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at a post-cabinet press briefing…

Covid update Jan 31: 91 new cases, more cases linked to Soundsplash

Covid-19 cases in Tairāwhiti have been linked to Soundsplash festival.

Covid update Jan 26: 23 community cases, 15 new Omicron cases

There are 56 community cases that have been confirmed or suspected of being the Omicron variant.

Covid update Jan 23: 24 new cases

Sunday January 23

There are 24 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 2 are in Northland, 16 are in Auckland, 1 is in Waikato, and 5 are…

Covid update Jan 17: 16 new cases, tamariki vaccinations begin

An investigation into how a MIQ worker became infected with the Omicron variant continues.

Covid update 6 Jan: 19 new cases

More than 41,000 booster shots were administered yesterday.

Covid update Dec 29: 46 new cases today.

Waikato DHB is on track to be the ninth DHB fully vaccinated against covid-19.

Year 13s tell us what it was like finishing school in a pandemic

From a one-week lockdown in February to what felt like a never-ending lockdown in August, this year couldn’t have been more hectic for Aotearoa, but especially…

Covid Dec 22: 56 new community cases, 6 Omicron cases

The total number of international arrivals infected with Omicron has increased to 28.

Covid-19: Govt introduces plan to minimise risk of Omicron

New measures are in place to keep Omicron out of the community for as long as possible.

Waitangi Tribunal finds Govt Covid response actively breached Treaty

“Māori were put at a disproportionate risk of being infected by Delta” than others, Tribunal found.

Covid update Dec 20: 69 new community cases

The country now has 22 Omicron cases.

Covid update Dec 19: There are 55 new cases today

Five further cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in MIQ.

Covid update 18 Dec: 39 cases today, 49 in hospital

There are four new cases of the Omicron variant isolating in MIQ.