- Publish Date
- Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:02PM
New Zealand has 102 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, says Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.
Of today's new cases 94 are in Auckland, while eight are in Waikato - taking the total number of cases in Waikato to 64 (10 of these have recovered).
62 of these new cases are household or close contacts of existing cases.
Today a total of 1,390 cases are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.
That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 870 (the total number of cases in this outbreak is now 2,260).
There are 46 people in hospital, including seven patients in intensive care.
Auckland 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.
Northland and the rest of the country are at alert level 2.
New Zealand has had 4,956 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year.