COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 27 September 2022.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 25 September 2022.

On this page:

COVID-19 cases summary

New case average*

1,398 ↑

RATs uploaded average*

4,829 ↓

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 9809
Reinfections 1052
Reinfections (< 90 days) 244
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 1779476
Reinfections 37300
Reinfections (< 90 days) 15454
Case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 9522 1767660
Deceased* 58 2030*

*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 1256 33 1289 40
COVID as contributory 717 24 741 18
COVID-attributed total 1973 57 2030 58
Not COVID 671 0* 671 17
Not available 315 21 336 -21
Total 2959 78 3037 54*

*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 54 people whose deaths we are reporting today: 12 were from Auckland region, five were from Waikato, three were from Bay of Plenty, two were from Lakes, one was from Tairawhiti, two were from Hawke's Bay, one was from Taranaki, four were from MidCentral, three were from Wellington region, two were from Nelson Marlborough, nine were from Canterbury, three were from South Canterbury, six were from Southern.

One was less than 10 years old, one was in their 30s, two were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, seven were in their 60s, 11 were in their 70s, 16 were in their 80s and 14 were aged over 90. Of these people, 24 were women and 30 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 9596 1762209
Probable 186 17267
Total 9782* 1779476

*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 1195 167210 129 168534 1196
Bay of Plenty 405 81050 100 81555 406
Canterbury 1013 232480 288 233781 1019
Capital and Coast 698 120847 92 121637 699
Counties Manukau 1126 203699 161 204986 1127
Hawke's Bay 189 61307 95 61591 192
Hutt Valley 311 59671 61 60043 311
Lakes 184 36181 60 36425 184
Mid Central 399 62658 91 63148 400
Nelson Marlborough 278 52202 69 52549 280
Northland 469 52988 66 53523 469
South Canterbury 84 23208 28 23320 85
Southern 463 130062 167 130692 463
Tairāwhiti 112 17694 23 17829 113
Taranaki 186 45488 78 45752 187
Unknown 9 886 2 897 9
Waikato 967 139428 200 140595 964
Wairarapa 56 16996 45 17097 56
Waitematā 1448 203261 217 204926 1455
West Coast 91 10396 11 10498 90
Whanganui 98 22736 42 22876 99
At the Border** 5 27212 5 27222 5
Total 9786 1767660 2030 1779476 9809

** 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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