COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 30 January 2023.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 29 January 2023.

On this page:

COVID-19 cases summary

New case average*

1,508 ↓

RATs uploaded average*

3,007 ↓

Cases in hospital as at midnight Sunday


Cases in ICU as at midnight Sunday


Deaths attributed to COVID*

1 ↓

Total deaths attributed COVID


* 7 day rolling average

Current situation

In the last week New cases reported 10589
Reinfections 4293
Reinfections (< 90 days) 299
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 2182355
Reinfections 139285
Reinfections (< 90 days) 20382
Case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 13849 2169320
Deceased* 9 2477*

*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 1526 36 1562 5
COVID as contributory 885 30 915 4
COVID-attributed total 2411 66 2477 9
Not COVID 927 0* 927 229
Not available 443 23 466 -213
Total 3781 89 3870 25*

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

One was in their 50s, three were in their 60s, eight were in their 70s, 11 were in their 80s and five were aged over 90. Of these people, 12 were women and 15 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 9387 2136662
Probable 1180 45693
Total 10567* 2182355

*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 854 208207 163 209224 861
Bay of Plenty 497 97369 125 97991 497
Canterbury 1191 279766 340 281297 1193
Capital and Coast 607 152156 111 152874 605
Counties Manukau 1107 251653 198 252958 1111
Hawke's Bay 580 73178 116 73874 584
Hutt Valley 369 74800 73 75242 371
Lakes 201 43384 72 43657 201
Mid Central 424 79200 129 79753 426
Nelson Marlborough 379 63980 85 64444 378
Northland 480 66877 82 67439 481
South Canterbury 121 27841 30 27992 121
Southern 662 155680 199 156541 662
Tairāwhiti 198 22021 27 22246 199
Taranaki 382 53942 93 54417 382
Unknown 24 1503 2 1529 23
Waikato 885 171864 249 172998 884
Wairarapa 105 20582 47 20734 105
Waitematā 1178 257463 272 258913 1184
West Coast 69 12681 13 12763 69
Whanganui 244 27966 45 28255 251
At the Border* 1 27207 6 27214 1
Total 10558 2169320 2477 2182355 10589

* 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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