COVID-19: Current cases

Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Last updated 1pm 27 March 2023.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 26 March 2023.

On this page:

COVID-19 cases summary

New case average*

1,605 ↑

RATs uploaded average*

2,307 ↓

Cases in hospital as at midnight Sunday


Cases in ICU as at midnight Sunday


Deaths attributed to COVID*

11 ↑

Total deaths attributed COVID


* 7 day rolling average

Current situation

In the last week New cases reported 11258
Reinfections 4712
Reinfections (< 90 days) 165
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 2262186
Reinfections 172467
Reinfections (< 90 days) 22180
Case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 11071 2248287
Deceased* 76 2662*

*The Ministry of Health has recently switched its definition of 'deceased' from deaths within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 to deaths attributed to COVID-19. See the definitions section below for further details.

Deaths with COVID-19
Cause of death Died within 28 days of positive test Died more than 28 days after positive test Total Change in the last week
COVID as underlying 1640 41 1681 40
COVID as contributory 945 36 981 36
COVID-attributed total 2585 77 2662 76
Not COVID 1023 0* 1023 38
Not available 394 10 404 -81
Total 4002 87 4089 33*

27 March update

We are reporting 37 people have died in the last week within 28 days of having COVID-19.

The 76 figure in the table refers to people who have had their cause of death coded as attributed to COVID-19 within the last week. It does not refer to people who died within the last week specifically.

It can take time for cause of death to be determined. Routine reconciliation of death data can lead to previously “Not available” deaths in the Deaths with COVID-19 table becoming available for coding.

The larger-than-usual increase in deaths coded as ‘attributable to COVID-19’ last week is due to a number of deaths which had previously been classified as “Not available” being reclassified into other parts of the table as more information on cause of death became available. Note that the change in the last week for the “Not available” column is a reduction of 81. 

The majority of deaths reported in the last week under the “COVID-19-attributed total” did not die last week, but over a number of months prior to last week, and in some cases up to a year ago. 

The best resource for tracking COVID-19 trends (including trends in deaths caused by COVID-19 over time) can be found at COVID-19 Trends and Insights. 

*The change in total deaths with COVID may not be equal to the number of new deaths reported today. This is because deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a positive test that are subsequently determined to be unrelated to COVID are removed from the total.

Of the 37 people whose deaths we are reporting today: two were from Northland, ten were from Auckland region, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Tairawhiti, one was from Hawke's Bay, two were from Taranaki, two were from MidCentral, one was from Whanganui, four were from Wellington region, nine were from Canterbury, one was from South Canterbury, two were from Southern.

One was in their 30s, two were in their 40s, one was in their 50s, two were in their 60s, eight were in their 70s, 13 were in their 80s and ten were aged over 90. Of these people, 18 were women and 19 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 9839 2206394
Probable 1395 55792
Total 11234* 2262186

*The change in total case numbers may not be equal to the number of new cases reported today due to data updating and reconciliation.

Active case - confirmed Confirmed cases are people who have received a positive PCR test OR someone who has received a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test. For more details, see the COVID-19 case definition.
Active case - probable A probable case is when someone is diagnosed based on their exposure to other people with COVID-19 and on their symptoms. 
Reinfections Reinfections are cases in an individual who reported a case 29 or more days previously.  
Recovered Recovered cases are people who had the virus, where at least 7 days have passed since their symptoms started and they have not had symptoms for 72 hours, and they have been cleared by the health professional responsible for their monitoring.
Deceased Includes all deaths where COVID-19 is determined to have been the underlying cause of death or a contributory cause of death.


Cases reported each day

Daily confirmed and probable cases

Total confirmed and probable cases over time
New COVID-19 cases reported each day


This graph shows the count of all cases of COVID-19 every day (all cases – confirmed and probable) since the first New Zealand case in late February 2020. The graph shows the rapid increase of daily cases from mid-February 2022 to early March 2022, driven by the Omicron variant. From mid-March to mid-April 2022, cases rapidly declined, followed by a period of slower decline until early July. This was followed by a rapid increase in cases, peaking in August before a steady decline in new daily cases. Reported new daily cases hit their lowest since February 2022 in September 2022.

COVID-19 by location

Total cases by location

Total cases of COVID-19 by district


This bar graph shows the total cases and their status by health district and those with recent travel history.

The ‘At the border’ data group includes cases detected in managed isolation or quarantine facilities from the period when these were operating, as well as cases with recent travel history from after that time. They are not included in the district totals. Before 17 June, people in managed isolation or quarantine facilities were included in the total of the relevant district.

Total cases by location
Location Active Recovered Deceased Total New cases in the last week
Auckland 946 214304 175 215425 950
Bay of Plenty 429 100478 129 101036 431
Canterbury 1971 292578 372 294921 1970
Capital and Coast 740 157664 121 158525 740
Counties Manukau 909 257779 207 258895 912
Hawke's Bay 349 76384 124 76857 352
Hutt Valley 352 77290 77 77719 353
Lakes 239 45078 77 45394 239
Mid Central 361 82498 148 83007 361
Nelson Marlborough 437 66989 93 67519 440
Northland 302 69365 89 69756 301
South Canterbury 156 29025 31 29212 157
Southern 1217 162917 218 164352 1217
Tairāwhiti 83 22950 30 23063 84
Taranaki 297 56048 100 56445 296
Unknown 22 1742 3 1767 22
Waikato 755 177911 261 178927 757
Wairarapa 146 21636 49 21831 146
Waitematā 1270 265458 279 267007 1275
West Coast 139 13470 15 13624 139
Whanganui 117 29434 58 29609 116
At the Border* 0 27289 6 27295 NA
Total 11237 2248287 2662 2262186 11258

* Due to retiring the COVID-19 Protection Framework on 12 September 2022, the Ministry of Health no longer separately reports COVID-19 cases who have recently travelled overseas. These cases will be included in the weekly reporting on all COVID-19 community cases, but we will no longer distinguish between border and other cases.

You can also view a detailed breakdown of daily case numbers for each district since the beginning of the pandemic by clicking the ‘download’ button on the right hand side of this page: New Zealand COVID-19 data.

Note: we cannot give detailed information about cases in your district, city or town, as we must protect the privacy of the people concerned.

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