There have been 18 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, with 43 cases in MIQ.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said there were 34 people with the coronavirus in hospital, with two in intensive care.

Today's new community cases were in Auckland (11), Waikato (4), Bay of Plenty (1) and Canterbury (2).

The seven-day rolling average of border cases is 31, while the rolling average for community cases is 26.

Today the Cook Islands reopened its border to New Zealand.

Yesterday there were 28 new community cases, with 13 in MIQ.