COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1:00 pm, 21 September 2020.

We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.

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Summary

As at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020
  Total        Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,464 0
Number of probable cases 351 0
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,815 0
Number of recovered cases 1,728 9
Number of deaths 25 0
Number of active cases 62 -9
Number of cases currently in hospital 3 0

About the data:

  • Source: This is provisional information taken daily at 9 am from a live database, EpiSurv (ESR) and is likely to change as more details are provided about individual cases.
  • Confirmed cases are people that have had a positive laboratory test. For more details please refer to Case definition of COVID-19 infection.
  • A probable case is one without a positive laboratory result, but which is treated like a confirmed case based on its exposure history and clinical symptoms. 
  • Active cases are people that have not recovered or died. 'Active' does not mean that these cases are infectious.
  • Recovered cases are people who had the virus, are at least 10 days since onset and have not exhibited symptoms for 72 hours, and have been cleared by the health professional responsible for their monitoring.

View details of confirmed and probable cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.

View data for testing rates by ethnicity and DHB.

View ESR's interactive map and dashboard.


Managed isolation and quarantine

Cases in managed isolation and quarantine
Confirmed cases identified at the border (total) Active cases in MI & Q facilities 
158 29

Source: EpiSurv extract as at 9.00 am 21 September 2020


Total cases by DHB

As at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020

Total cases of COVID-19 by DHB

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.

Map showing number of cases by DHB - see data table following.

Total cases by DHB, as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020
DHB Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours
Auckland 9 213 1 223 0
Bay of Plenty 0 48 0 48 0
Canterbury 0 152 12 164 0
Capital and Coast 0 93 2 95 0
Counties Manukau 12 200 1 213 0
Hawke's Bay 0 44 0 44 0
Hutt Valley 0 22 0 22 0
Lakes 0 16 0 16 0
Mid Central 0 32 0 32 0
Nelson Marlborough 0 49 0 49 0
Northland 0 28 0 28 0
South Canterbury 0 17 0 17 0
Southern 0 214 2 216 0
Tairāwhiti 0 4 0 4 0
Taranaki 0 16 0 16 0
Waikato 0 186 2 188 0
Wairarapa 0 8 0 8 0
Waitematā 12 276 4 292 0
West Coast 0 4 1 5 0
Whanganui 0 9 0 9 0
Managed Isolation & Quarantine 29 97 0 126 0
Total 62 1728 25 1815 0

 


Total cases by DHB in hospital

Source: DHB survey as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020
DHB Total cases
Auckland 1
Counties Manukau 1
Waitematā 1
Total 3

 


Epidemic curve

Total confirmed and probable cases over time
Total confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020

 

New confirmed and probable cases over time
New confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020

Total cases by age

Total cases of COVID-19 in NZ by age
Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020

 

Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 20 September 2020
Age Group Active Recovered Deceased Total
0 to 9 13 60 0 73
10 to 19 4 160 0 164
20 to 29 10 413 0 423
30 to 39 15 285 0 300
40 to 49 4 250 0 254
50 to 59 11 270 2 283
60 to 69 4 185 3 192
70 to 79 1 77 7 85
80 to 89 0 24 8 32
90+ 0 4 5 9
Total 62 1728 25 1815

Total cases by gender

Total cases of COVID-19 by gender
Total cases by gender as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020

Total cases by ethnicity

Total cases by ethnicity
Total cases by ethnicity as at 9.00 am, 21 September 2020


Note: Prioritised ethnicity classification is used for reporting purposes. Each case is allocated to a single ethnic group based on the ethnic groups they have identified with, which are, in order of priority: Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, MELAA (Middle Eastern / Latin American / African) and European/Other. This means that if a person identifies as being Māori and New Zealand European, the person is counted as Māori.

View a detailed break down of testing rates by ethnicity and DHB region.


Transmission

Transmission type of total confirmed and probable cases
Transmission type % of cases
Imported cases 39%
Imported related cases 25%
Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked 31%
Locally acquired cases, unknown source 5%
Source under investigation 0%

Source: ESR EpiSurv extract as at 09:00 22 September 2020

Please note that ESR has changed the source definitions, cases have been classified by source of infection as follows:

  • Imported cases: Cases with a reported history of international travel within 14 days of onset.
  • Imported related cases: Cases that have a reported link (close contact or epidemiological link) to an imported/overseas acquired case.
  • Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked: Cases that have a reported link (close contact or other epidemiological link) to a locally acquired case with unknown source.
  • Locally acquired cases, unknown source: Cases that have no reported history of international travel within 14 days of onset and no recorded epidemiological link to a source case.
  • Source of infection remains under investigation whereby source of infection could not be classified due to incomplete EpiSurv case report forms. These cases are removed from further analyses in the sections below.

Lab testing and capacity

Lab testing for COVID-19 as at 9.00 am 21 September 2020
  Tests Date
Total tested yesterday 3,568 20 September 2020
7-day rolling average 6,626 14 September to 20 September 2020
Total tested to date 914,421 22 January to 20 September 2020
Supplies in stock * 229,747 21 September 2020

Note: The total number of tests conducted is greater than the number of people tested, because some people are tested more than once.

* Update not available on weekends.

View a detailed break down of testing by region.

COVID-19 - total cumulative tests
Total tests for COVID-19, to 19 September 2020

 

COVID-19 - tests per day
Tests per day for COVID-19, to 19 September 2020.

 

COVID-19 - tests by day and cumulative
Date Tests per day Total tests (cumulative)
22 Jan – 8 Mar   300
9-Mar 12 312
10-Mar 89 401
11-Mar 83 484
12-Mar 31 515
13-Mar 35 550
14-Mar 34 584
15-Mar 142 726
16-Mar 325 1051
17-Mar 659 1710
18-Mar 1209 2919
19-Mar 1291 4210
20-Mar 1554 5764
21-Mar 1176 6940
22-Mar 1256 8196
23-Mar 1050 9246
24-Mar 1544 10790
25-Mar 2592 13382
26-Mar 2117 15499
27-Mar 2067 17566
28-Mar 1809 19375
29-Mar 918 20293
30-Mar 1391 21684
31-Mar 2093 23777
1-Apr 2562 26339
2-Apr 3446 29785
3-Apr 3631 33416
4-Apr 3093 36509
5-Apr 3709 40218
6-Apr 2908 43126
7-Apr 4049 47175
8-Apr 3990 51165
9-Apr 4520 55685
10-Apr 3061 58746
11-Apr 2421 61167
12-Apr 1660 62827
13-Apr 1572 64399
14-Apr 2100 66499
15-Apr 3661 70160
16-Apr 4241 74401
17-Apr 4677 79078
18-Apr 4146 83224
19-Apr 3081 86305
20-Apr 3203 89508
21-Apr 5289 94797
22-Apr 6480 101277
23-Apr 6961 108238
24-Apr 6777 115015
25-Apr 5966 120981
26-Apr 2939 123920
27-Apr 2146 126066
28-Apr 2637 128703
29-Apr 5867 134570
30-Apr 5328 139898
1-May 5691 145589
2-May 4634 150223
3-May 2473 152696
4-May 3232 155928
5-May 4772 160700
6-May 7323 168023
7-May 7812 175835
8-May 7204 183039
9-May 7287 190326
10-May 3865 194191
11-May 2893 197084
12-May 5961 203045
13-May 7019 210064
14-May 6723 216787
15-May 7150 223937
16-May 4211 228148
17-May 2570 230718
18-May 3125 233843
19-May 4882 238725
20-May 6113 244838
21-May 5408 250246
22-May 5604 255850
23-May 3302 259152
24-May 2163 261315
25-May 1841 263156
26-May 4279 267435
27-May 4255 271690
28-May 4162 275852
29-May 3020 278872
30-May 2111 280983
31-May 626 281609
1-June 654 282263
2-June 1262 283525
3-June 2649 286174
4-June 2813 288987
5-June 3007 291994
6-June 2054 294048
7-June 800 294848
8-June 1053 295901
9-June 2631 298532
10-June 3350 301882
11-June 2950 304832
12-June 2978 307810
13-June 2487 310297
14-June 824 311121
15-June 1527 312648
16-June 3603 316251
17-June 4936 321187
18-June 6273 327460
19-June 7707 335167
20-June 5950 341117
21-June 3402 344519
22-June 4303 348822
23-June 9174 357996
24-June 10436 368432
25-June 9825 378257
26-June 9178 387435
27-June 5321 392756
28-June 2754 395510
29-June 1960 397470
30-June 4530 402000
1-July 3329 405329
2-July 3703 409032
3-July 2900 411932
4-July 2294 414226
5-July 1057 415283
6-July 1641 416924
7-July 2131 419055
8-July 3089 422144
9-July 2575 424719
10-July 2057 426776
11-July 1824 428600
12-July 1043 429643
13-July 1620 431263
14-July 2061 433324
15-July 2899 436223
16-July 2497 438720
17-July 2403 441123
18-July 1365 442488
19-July 681 443169
20-July 1007 444176
21-July 2191 446367
22-July 2419 448786
23-July 2830 451616
24-July 2307 453923
25-July 1754 455677
26-July 550 456227
27-July 1107 457334
28-July 2733 460067
29-July 2523 462590
30-July 2476 465066
31-July 3002 468068
1-Aug 2401 470469
2-Aug 1692 472161
3-Aug 1608 473769
4-Aug 4140 477909
5-Aug 5020 482929
6-Aug 4014 486943
7-Aug 3289 490232
8-Aug 4249 494481
9-Aug 2125 496606
10-Aug 1874 498480
11-Aug 4225 502705
12-Aug 6006 508711
13-Aug 15703 524414
14-Aug 23846 548260
15-Aug 23682 571942
16-Aug 26014 597956
17-Aug 18421 616377
18-Aug 23038 639415
19-Aug 18091 657506
20-Aug 15714 673220
21-Aug 12256 685476
22-Aug 7005 692481
23-Aug 4589 697070
24-Aug 4434 701504
25-Aug 8559 710063
26-Aug 9257 719320
27-Aug 11010 730330
28-Aug 9991 740321
29-Aug 10487 750808
30-Aug 7219 758027
31-Aug 8599 766626
1-Sept 10934 777560
2-Sept 10521 788081
3-Sept 9909 797990
4-Sept 9470 807460
5-Sept 7178 814638
6-Sept 3991 818629
7-Sept 4525 823154
8-Sept 8363 831517
9-Sept 7950 839467
10-Sept 8953 848420
11-Sept 8838 857258
12-Sept 7211 864469
13-Sept 3573 868042
14-Sept 4402 872444
15-Sept 9088 881532
16-Sept 8185 889717
17-Sept 7360 897077
18-Sept 8359 905436
19-Sept 5417 910853
20-Sept 3568 914421

Note: Two sets of cumulative test data have been reconciled to give cumulative total from 22 January 2020 when testing began.

In this section

  • Full details of the confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Read more
  • A significant COVID-19 cluster is when there are ten or more cases connected through transmission and who are not all part of the same household. The cluster includes both confirmed and probable cases.  Read more
  • Locations of interest for people who may be 'casual contacts' of COVID-19 cases in the community. While risk from these locations is most often very low, casual contacts are asked to monitor their health and get medical advice from their GP or Healthline if they become unwell. Read more
  • To help inform our assessment of spread of COVID-19 within New Zealand the Ministry of Health is tracking cases by region and now also assessing the proportion of our communities that have been tested. Read more
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