There are no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

The last community transmission case was 83 days ago.

Health Minister Chris Hipkins and director general of health Ashley Bloomfield have provided the latest update on Covid-19.

Bloomfield said five cases had recovered, so there were now 22 active cases. None of them were in hospital.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 remains at 1205, which is the number we report to the World Health Organisation.

There were 2419 tests conducted yesterday, just under 2000 of them in the community.

Bloomfield said this showed that the message of getting tested seemed to have boosted testing numbers.

He would meet with DHB bosses today to ensure there was good access to the community seven days a week, and to clarify that tests are funded.

Meetings with clinical leaders were also being held to drive home those key messages to increase testing rates, he said.