COVID-19 media conference — 27 August 2021 at 3pm

Watch the media conference with government officials and ministers at 3pm.

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 3pm.


  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Watch the livestream.

Update on cases for 27 August

There are 70 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today; all are in Auckland. This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 347.

Update on today's cases | (external link)