- Publish Date
- Friday, 22 October 2021, 1:09PM
New Zealand has 129 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, reports the Ministry of Health.
Of today's new cases 120 are in Auckland, while nine are in Waikato - taking the total number of cases in Waikato to 73 (12 of these have recovered).
64 of these new cases are household or close contacts of existing cases.
Today a total of 1,395 cases are now reported as having recovered from Covid-19.
That brings the total number of active cases in the community to 994 (the total number of cases in this outbreak is now 2,389).
There are 51 people in hospital, including five 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 5,090 confirmed cases since the pandemic began last year.