COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 23 May 2022.

All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 22 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 6058
Active cases in past 7 days At the border 553
In the community 53964
Under investigation/other 0
Total 54517
Most recent case reported 22 May 2022
Most recent case reported due to community transmission (spread within our communities) 22 May 2022
All case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in last 24 hours Total
Active -1048 54517
Recovered 7105 1049783
Deceased* 10 1017*

*This total differs to the number of announced COVID-19 deaths (1064) 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 6042 53938 1100701
Probable 25 579 4616
Total 6067 54517 1105317
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 13 553
People in close contact with someone who caught COVID-19 while overseas 0 0
Caught COVID-19 from someone locally -18 270
Caught COVID-19 within NZ, but source is unknown 0 0
Under investigation -1043 53694
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 5916 98725 80 104721 641
Bay of Plenty 1784 54204 69 56057 204
Canterbury 7825 131998 131 139954 879
Capital and Coast 3633 67079 51 70763 444
Counties Manukau 5098 136722 126 141946 542
Hawke's Bay 1823 37735 23 39581 162
Hutt Valley 1459 35074 39 36572 178
Lakes 944 23638 26 24608 77
Mid Central 1742 37495 41 39278 198
Nelson Marlborough 1763 29113 15 30891 231
Northland 1524 34127 38 35689 156
South Canterbury 857 13068 11 13936 90
Southern 4067 77511 59 81637 469
Tairāwhiti 423 12310 12 12745 27
Taranaki 1558 27236 21 28815 180
Unknown 31 512 0 543 1
Waikato 4110 88273 121 92504 468
Wairarapa 493 9704 14 10211 46
Waitematā 7697 110181 111 117989 870
West Coast 548 4835 6 5389 63
Whanganui 669 13464 20 14153 81
At the Border 553 6779 3 7335 60
Total 54517 1049783 1017 1105317 6067*

*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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