COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 20 May 2022.

All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 19 May 2022.

Data is collected from the EpiSurv database (administered by ESR) and the National Contact Tracing System unless otherwise stated.

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Current situation

New cases reported during the past 24 hours 7899
Active cases in past 7 days At the border 534
In the community 56200
Under investigation/other 0
Total 56734
Most recent case reported 19 May 2022
Most recent case reported due to community transmission (spread within our communities) 19 May 2022
All case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in last 24 hours Total
Active 373 56734
Recovered 7519 1029742
Deceased* 17 990*

*This total differs to the number of announced COVID-19 deaths (1039) as the latter includes deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a case was reported, and COVID-19 deaths that have been reported with incomplete details.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 7816 56202 1082993
Probable 93 532 4473
Total 7909 56734 1087466
Source of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present
People who travelled internationally and were diagnosed in managed facilities at the border 23 534
People in close contact with someone who caught COVID-19 while overseas 0 0
Caught COVID-19 from someone locally 12 279
Caught COVID-19 within NZ, but source is unknown 0 0
Under investigation 338 55921
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. 
In managed facilities In managed isolation or quarantine facilities; hospitalisation not needed.  
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 cases that died who died within 28 days of being reported as a COVID-19 case. In some of these cases, the underlying cause of death may have been unrelated to COVID-19.

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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 - active, recovered and deceased) since the first New Zealand case in late February 2020. The graph shows the rapidly increasing number of cases day-by-day from late March until the rate slowed through April as the restrictions during Alert Levels 4 and 3 took hold. The number of active cases increased rapidly until mid-April, peaked in early-April during Alert Level 4, and then decreased to low levels of active cases remaining each day from late-May, mainly at the border isolation facilities. Cases increased again from mid-August due to the Auckland August cluster.

COVID-19 by location

Total cases by DHB

Total cases of COVID-19 by DHB


This bar graph shows the total cases and their status by District Health Board (DHB) and in managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

The Managed Isolation and Quarantine data group shows the number of cases in managed isolation or quarantine facilities. They are not included in the DHB totals. Before 17 June, people in managed isolation or quarantine facilities were included in the total of the relevant DHB.

Managed isolation and quarantine facilities are located in Auckland (Auckland DHB), Hamilton (Waikato DHB), Rotorua (Lakes DHB), Wellington (Capital and Coast DHB) and Christchurch (Canterbury DHB).

Total cases by location
Location Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours*
Auckland 6116 96639 79 102834 892
Bay of Plenty 1813 53605 67 55485 255
Canterbury 8126 129038 126 137290 1166
Capital and Coast 3771 65678 49 69498 531
Counties Manukau 5394 134861 125 140380 791
Hawke's Bay 1864 37109 23 38996 277
Hutt Valley 1538 34513 39 36090 227
Lakes 989 23309 25 24323 123
Mid Central 1818 36858 39 38715 242
Nelson Marlborough 1774 28490 15 30279 273
Northland 1592 33577 37 35206 208
South Canterbury 880 12768 10 13658 117
Southern 4411 75833 57 80301 593
Tairāwhiti 483 12140 12 12635 59
Taranaki 1615 26694 18 28327 237
Unknown 31 503 0 534 1
Waikato 4284 86753 118 91155 529
Wairarapa 525 9499 14 10038 60
Waitematā 7988 107365 108 115461 1075
West Coast 551 4664 6 5221 83
Whanganui 637 13255 20 13912 69
At the Border 534 6591 3 7128 101
Total 56734 1029742 990 1087466 7909*

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

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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