COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 5 June 2023.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 4 June 2023.

On this page:

COVID-19 cases summary

New case average*

1,713 ↓

RATs uploaded average*

2,210 ↓

Cases in hospital as at midnight Monday


Cases in ICU as at midnight Monday


Deaths attributed to COVID*

8 ↑

Total deaths attributed COVID


* 7 day rolling average

Current situation

In the last week New cases reported 12028
Reinfections 5612
Reinfections (< 90 days) 155
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 2387201
Reinfections 228830
Reinfections (< 90 days) 23685
Case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 13836 2372212
Deceased* 59 3001*

*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 1864 47 1911 40
COVID as contributory 1051 39 1090 19
COVID-attributed total 2915 86 3001 59**
Not COVID 1261 0* 1261 119
Not available 224 5 229 -142
Total 4400 91 4491 36*

*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.

**There are a higher than usual number of deaths reported this week due to a backlog of deaths being coded. There are 59 deaths that have been coded as 'attributed to COVID-19' in the past week. Of the 59 coded as 'attributed to COVID', 2 died in June, 13 died in May, 7 died in April, 3 died in March, 3 died in January and the rest died in 2022. Trends in deaths attributed to COVID by date of death are available at COVID-19 Trends and Insights.

Of the 38 people whose deaths we are reporting today: ten were from Auckland region, four were from Waikato, three were from Bay of Plenty, two were from Lakes, one was from Tairawhiti, one was from Hawke's Bay, two were from MidCentral, two were from Whanganui, one was from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, five were from Canterbury, one was from South Canterbury, five were from Southern.

One was in their 50s, one was in their 60s, three were in their 70s, 18 were in their 80s and 15 were aged over 90. Of these people, 19 were women and 19 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 10740 2317683
Probable 1270 69518
Total 12010* 2387201

*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 961 223380 192 224533 963
Bay of Plenty 581 106078 145 106804 581
Canterbury 1754 313521 433 315708 1757
Capital and Coast 751 165479 138 166368 752
Counties Manukau 1123 268338 227 269688 1130
Hawke's Bay 275 79438 136 79849 277
Hutt Valley 392 81137 79 81608 392
Lakes 189 47563 92 47844 190
Mid Central 415 87570 163 88148 418
Nelson Marlborough 464 71940 109 72513 465
Northland 423 73253 107 73783 424
South Canterbury 200 31302 36 31538 200
Southern 980 174836 270 176086 999
Tairāwhiti 92 23982 34 24108 92
Taranaki 462 59524 110 60096 462
Unknown 7 1923 5 1935 7
Waikato 1150 187879 280 189309 1149
Wairarapa 171 22948 56 23175 171
Waitematā 1340 278928 299 280567 1336
West Coast 52 14544 16 14612 51
Whanganui 206 31357 68 31631 212
At the Border* 0 27292 6 27298 NA
Total 11988 2372212 3001 2387201 12028

* 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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