Coronavirus: NZ has 65 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Friday, 15 October 2021, 1:11PM

New Zealand has 65 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.

All of today's new cases are in Auckland.

A total of 34 of these new cases are household or close contacts of existing cases. 

Today a total of 1,189 cases are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.

That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 666 (the total number of cases in this outbreak is now 1,855).

There are 34 people in hospital, including six patients in intensive care.

Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato (Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton city, Huntly, Te Kuiti, Waipa, Ōtorohanga, Te Awamutu, Karapiro and Cambridge) are currently at alert level 3.

The rest of the country is at alert level 2.

Northland and Waikato are set to move to level 2 at 11.59pm on Monday 18 October.

New Zealand has had 4,538 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year.