This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
Read the latest weekly updates on COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 trends and insights.
Some of our COVID-19 information has moved
Health information for the public is now on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
Information for health professionals and other sectors is now on the Te Whatu Ora website.
- 9 January 2023: Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 detected in New Zealand
- 16 December 2022: COVID-19 vaccine to be available February 2023 for immunocompromised and high-risk under 5-year-olds
- 14 December 2022: Fourth death possibly linked to COVID-19 vaccine
- 15 November 2022: More Māori and Pacific peoples eligible for second COVID-19 vaccine booster