COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 18 August 2022.

All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 17 August 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

In the last 24 hours New cases reported 4704
Reinfections 439
Reinfections (< 90 days) 81
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 1705597
Reinfections 29586
Reinfections (< 90 days) 13558
Active cases in past 7 days At the border 1083
In the community 27487
Total 28570
All case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in last 24 hours Total
Active -370 28570
Recovered 5054 1675220
Deceased* 13 1807*

*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 last 24 hours
COVID as underlying 1136 26 1162 8
COVID as contributory 623 22 645 5
COVID-attributed total 1759 48 1807 13
Not COVID 544 0* 544 2
Not available 257 22 279 1
Total 2560 70 2630 16*

*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 16 people whose deaths we are reporting today: one was from Northland, four were from Auckland region, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, two were from Hawke's Bay, one was from Taranaki, four were from Wellington region, two were from Canterbury.

Three were in their 60s, three were in their 70s, seven were in their 80s and three were aged over 90. Of these people, eight were women and eight were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 4533 27844 1690553
Probable 164 726 15044
Total 4697* 28570 1705597

*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.

More information

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 location

Total cases of COVID-19 by district


This bar graph shows the total cases and their status by health district 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 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 last 24 hours
Auckland 2884 157529 118 160531 463
Bay of Plenty 1252 77332 93 78677 219
Canterbury 3207 222308 247 225762 461
Capital and Coast 1313 115973 86 117372 302
Counties Manukau 3328 192646 145 196119 548
Hawke's Bay 672 59262 84 60018 129
Hutt Valley 905 57091 57 58053 205
Lakes 518 34560 58 35136 85
Mid Central 1033 59368 78 60479 153
Nelson Marlborough 775 49754 61 50590 135
Northland 878 50033 53 50964 123
South Canterbury 390 22230 24 22644 47
Southern 1785 124831 156 126772 278
Tairāwhiti 253 16716 20 16989 41
Taranaki 773 43052 69 43894 132
Unknown 24 792 2 818 1
Waikato 2514 131427 177 134118 416
Wairarapa 291 16139 35 16465 39
Waitematā 4113 189622 196 193931 661
West Coast 218 9817 7 10042 33
Whanganui 361 21677 37 22075 69
At the Border 1083 23061 4 24148 164
Total 28570 1675220 1807 1705597 4704

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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