COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 5 December 2022.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 4 December 2022.

On this page:

COVID-19 cases summary

New case average*

4,926 ↑

RATs uploaded average*

7,449 ↑

Cases in hospital as at midnight Sunday


Cases in ICU as at midnight Sunday


Deaths attributed to COVID*

3 ↓

Total deaths attributed COVID


* 7 day rolling average

Current situation

In the last week New cases reported 34528
Reinfections 9099
Reinfections (< 90 days) 287
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 1979614
Reinfections 72743
Reinfections (< 90 days) 17659
Case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 27026 1942897
Deceased* 23 2235*

*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 1380 34 1414 11
COVID as contributory 792 29 821 12
COVID-attributed total 2172 63 2235 23
Not COVID 696 0* 696 0
Not available 469 23 492 17
Total 3337 86 3423 40*

*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 40 people whose deaths we are reporting today: two were from Northland, 14 were from Auckland region, four were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, four were from Lakes, one was from Hawke's Bay, three were from MidCentral, three were from Whanganui, one was from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, three were from Canterbury, two were from Southern.

One was in their 40s, three were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, eight were in their 70s, 21 were in their 80s and five were aged over 90. Of these people, 16 were women and 24 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 31859 1950776
Probable 2638 28838
Total 34497* 1979614

*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 3502 185859 149 189510 3500
Bay of Plenty 1267 87105 109 88481 1271
Canterbury 4162 252780 309 257251 4160
Capital and Coast 2657 135893 105 138655 2661
Counties Manukau 4326 223297 178 227801 4332
Hawke's Bay 966 65607 105 66678 970
Hutt Valley 1260 66737 65 68062 1262
Lakes 641 39051 67 39759 637
Mid Central 1420 70136 113 71669 1425
Nelson Marlborough 1007 57359 75 58441 1017
Northland 948 59514 70 60532 949
South Canterbury 471 25408 29 25908 472
Southern 2334 140943 185 143462 2342
Tairāwhiti 245 19337 27 19609 245
Taranaki 585 48937 83 49605 586
Unknown 60 1171 2 1233 67
Waikato 2774 153513 223 156510 2776
Wairarapa 320 18478 46 18844 320
Waitematā 4910 228128 232 233270 4908
West Coast 171 11721 13 11905 172
Whanganui 456 24723 44 25223 456
At the Border* 0 27200 6 27206 NA
Total 34482 1942897 2235 1979614 34528

* 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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