Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Last updated 1:00 pm, 31 May 2020.
We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.
On this page:
- Total cases by DHB
- Total cases in hospital by DHB
- Epidemic curve
- Total cases by age
- Total cases by gender
- Total cases by ethnicity
- Lab testing
|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||0|
|Number of deaths||22||0|
|Number of active cases||1||0|
|Number of cases currently in hospital||0||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 48 hours, and have been cleared by the health professional responsible for their monitoring.
As at 9.00 am, 31 May 2020
|DHB||Active||Recovered||Deceased||Total||Change in last 24 hours|
|Bay of Plenty||0||47||47||0|
|Capital and Coast||0||93||2||95||0|
There are currently no patients in hospital with COVID-19.
|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|
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 type||% of cases|
|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 31 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.
|Total tested yesterday||2,111||30 May 2020|
|7-day rolling average||3,119||24 May to 30 May 2020|
|Total tested to date||280,983||22 January to 30 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.
* Data is not received for supplies in stock on the weekend.
View a detailed break down of testing by region.
|Date||Tests per day||Total tests (cumulative)|
|22 Jan – 8 Mar||300|
Note: Two sets of cumulative test data have been reconciled to give cumulative total from 22 January 2020 when testing began.