The COVID-19 media conference starts at 4pm.
- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
- Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield
Watch the media conference.
Update on cases for 18 October 2021
There are 60 new community cases today:
- 57 in Auckland, and
- 3 in the Waikato.
As at 10am, 36 of these cases are linked — 18 of which are household contacts — and 24 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.