COVID-19 - current cases

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

Last updated 1:00 pm, 29 May 2020.

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

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Summary

As at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020
  Total        Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,154 0
Number of probable cases 350 0
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,504 0
Number of recovered cases 1,481 7
Number of deaths 22 0
Number of active cases 1 -7
Number of cases currently in hospital 0 0

About the data:

  • Source: This is provisional information taken daily at 9am 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 48 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.


Total cases by DHB

As at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020

Total cases of COVID-19 by DHB

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

Total cases by DHB, as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020
DHB Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours
Auckland 1 177   178 0
Bay of Plenty 0 47   47 0
Canterbury 0 152 12 164 0
Capital and Coast 0 93 2 95 0
Counties Manukau 0 132   132 0
Hawke's Bay 0 44   44 0
Hutt Valley 0 20   20 0
Lakes 0 16   16 0
Mid Central 0 32   32 0
Nelson Marlborough 0 49   49 0
Northland 0 28   28 0
South Canterbury 0 17   17 0
Southern 0 214 2 216 0
Tairāwhiti 0 4   4 0
Taranaki 0 16   16 0
Waikato 0 187 1 188 0
Wairarapa 0 8   8 0
Waitematā 0 232 4 236 0
West Coast 0 4 1 5 0
Whanganui 0 9   9 0
Total 1 1481 22 1504 0

Total cases by DHB in hospital

Source: DHB survey as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020
DHB Total cases
Total 0

There are currently no patients in hospital with COVID-19.


Epidemic curve

Total confirmed and probable cases over time
Total confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020

 

New confirmed and probable cases over time
New confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020

Total cases by age

Total cases of COVID-19 in NZ by age
Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020

 

Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020
Age Group Active Recovered Deceased Total
0 to 9 0 36   36
10 to 19 0 121   121
20 to 29 0 358   358
30 to 39 0 229   229
40 to 49 0 220   220
50 to 59 1 245   246
60 to 69 0 175 3 178
70 to 79 0 70 7 77
80 to 89 0 23 7 30
90+ 0 4 5 9
Total 1 1481 22 1504

Total cases by gender

Total cases of COVID-19 by gender
Total cases by gender as at 9.00 am, 29 May 2020

Total cases by ethnicity

Total cases by ethnicity
Total cases by ethnicity as at 9.00 am, 29 May 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 38%
Imported related cases 31%
Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked 25%
Locally acquired cases, unknown source 6%
Source under investigation 0%

Source: ESR EpiSurv extract as at 09:00 29 May 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 29 May
  Tests Date
Total tested yesterday 4,162 28 May 2020
7-day rolling average 3,658 22 May to 28 May 2020
Total tested to date 275,852 22 January to 28 May 2020
Supplies in stock 217,314 29 May 2020

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

View a detailed break down of testing by region.

COVID-19 - total cumulative tests
Total tests for COVID-19, to 28 May 2020

 

COVID-19 - tests per day
Tests per day for COVID-19, to 28 May 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 238745
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

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

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