COVID-19 media conference — 8 October 2021

Watch the media conference with government officials and ministers at 6:30pm.

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 6:30pm. 


  • COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins

Watch the livestream on RNZ (external link)

Update on cases for 8 October 2021

  • There are 44 community cases of COVID-19. 41 are in Auckland, and 3 are in Waikato.
  • There are 3 cases in managed isolation.
  • Today's cases are higher than recent days. This is not unexpected because there have been a number of contacts of new cases and we can expect to get fluctuations from day to day.
  • 29,925 tests were taken yesterday, including 10,439 swabs taken in the Auckland region.

Update on today's COVID-19 cases | (external link)

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