Vaccines

Covid May 6: 7,347 cases, 24 deaths

363 people are currently in hospital.

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.

Why new Covid-19 antiviral drugs are not a replacement for the vaccine

From next week, 60,000 doses of Covid-19 antiviral medication will be available.

Covid update March 27: 10,239 cases, 4 deaths

There are 848 people in hospital, with 28 of those people in ICU.

Answering your Covid-19 booster questions

You had questions about the booster, so we got answers.

New Zealand gets third Covid-19 vaccine

New Zealanders will soon be able to access a third Covid-19 vaccine, Novavax, this month.

The anti-mandate protesters stuck in the South Island

They’d like to join the larger protest at Parliament, but they can’t get on a boat.

Covid update Feb 26: 13,606 new cases, 263 people in hospital

The protest at Parliament is a 'potential super spreader event'.

Covid update Feb 20: 2522 new community cases

Rapid antigen tests will be made available to certain people on Monday.

Covid update Feb 19: 1901 new cases today

More than 2.1 million boosters have been given nationally.

Covid update Feb 18: 1,929 new community cases

Of the new cases, 1384 are in Auckland.

Covid update Feb 13: 810 new community cases

"As expected, the highly transmissible Omicron variant is now spreading in our communities." - MOH

Covid update Feb 12: 454 new community cases

58 percent of the eligible population have had a booster

Covid update Feb 11: 446 new cases today

More than 50,000 people received a booster shot yesterday.

Anti-vaccine-mandate protesters occupy Parliament: a timeline of the last 3 days

They’ve set up an illegal tent city, blocked off streets, and 120 have been arrested.

Covid update Feb 10: 306 new community cases today

Southern DHB has recorded its first Covid-19 case in Queenstown.

Covid update Feb 7: 188 new cases

There were 24,935 booster doses administered on Waitangi Day yesterday.

Covid update Feb 6: 208 new community cases

More than 48,000 booster shots were administered yesterday.

Covid update Feb 5: 243 new cases

More than 66,000 boosters were administered yesterday, the record number so far.

Covid-19 booster shot wait time reduced to three months

A million more New Zealanders will be able to get their booster shot from Friday. 

Covid update Feb 2: 142 new cases

6 people are in hospital with the virus.

Covid update Jan 30: 103 new cases, 1 death

A further 40 cases in Auckland are to be reported tomorrow due to technical issues.

Covid update Jan 29: 97 new community cases, 7 in hospital

Soundsplash festival linked to 39 cases so far. Attendees advised to get tested.

Covid update Jan 28: 105 new cases, Hawke's Bay case linked to Soundsplash under investigation

A case in Hawke's Bay, connected to Soundsplash Festival, is under investigation.

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 24: 25 new Covid-19 cases

There are eight new cases of Omicron today.

All of New Zealand is moving to Red at midnight tonight

The Omicron variant is beginning to spread in the community.

Covid update Jan 22: 43 new community cases

No-one is needing intensive care right now.

Life with Omicron overseas: What we need to prepare for

As Omicron arrives in the country, expats explain how they're living with it.