Covid-19

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.

I'm immunocompromised: life won't go back to normal with Covid

In her mid-20s Meg was diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency.

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 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 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.

Covid update May 1: Omicron BA.4 variant detected in returnee

Two other sub-variants of Omicron have also been detected in 2 other returnees for the first time.

Covid update April 30: 7,043 new cases, 7 deaths

There are 15 people in ICU.

Covid update April 29: 8,242 cases, 480 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 14 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update April 28: 9,047 cases, 484 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 13 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update April 27: 9,830 cases, 473 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 23 people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update April 26: 6,380 cases, 508 hospitalisations

A further four deaths are being reported today.

Covid update April 25: 5,690 new cases, 10 deaths

There are 514 people in hospital with 18 of those in ICU.

Covid update April 24: 5662 new cases, 9 deaths

There are 490 people currently in hospital, with 20 of those in ICU.

Covid update April 23: 7,930 cases, 19 deaths

Of the 494 people in hospital, 15 are in ICU.

Covid Update April 22: 9390 cases, 13 deaths

A person with Covid-19, aged between 10 and 19, has died.

Covid update April 21: 10,294 cases, 18 deaths

There are 524 people currently in hospital with Covid-19.

Covid update April 20: 11,217 cases, 547 people in hospital

There are 547 people in hospital with Covid-19, 14 of those people are in the ICU or HDU.

Covid update April 19: 8,270 community cases, five deaths

The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, with today's average at 7,585.

Covid update April 18: 6,242 cases, 11 deaths

The seven-day rolling average is now 7,986.

Covid update April 17: 5,933 new cases, 10 deaths

There are 537 people in hospital.