Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Last updated 1pm 21 May 2022.
All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 20 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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|New cases reported during the past 24 hours||6720|
|Active cases in past 7 days||At the border||554|
|In the community||55781|
|Most recent case reported||20 May 2022|
|Most recent case reported due to community transmission (spread within our communities)||20 May 2022|
|COVID-19 cases||Change in last 24 hours||Total|
*This total differs to the number of announced COVID-19 deaths (1045) 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.
|Change in last 24 hours||Total at present||Total since first NZ case|
|Change in last 24 hours||Total at present|
|People who travelled internationally and were diagnosed in managed facilities at the border||20||554|
|People in close contact with someone who caught COVID-19 while overseas||0||0|
|Caught COVID-19 from someone locally||3||282|
|Caught COVID-19 within NZ, but source is unknown||0||0|
|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.|
- Find out more about the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand
- See detailed information on numbers of people currently in managed facilities
Daily confirmed and probable cases
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.
Total cases 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).
|Location||Active||Recovered||Deceased||Total||Change in last 24 hours*|
|Bay of Plenty||1820||53801||67||55688||203|
|Capital and Coast||3783||66139||49||69971||473|
|At the Border||554||6657||3||7214||86|
*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.