COVID-19: Case demographics

Full details of the confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Last updated 1pm 26 November 2020.

All information on this page is as at 9:00am 26 November 2020 unless otherwise stated.

Data is collected from the EpiSurv database (administered by ESR), unless otherwise stated. We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.

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COVID-19 and ethnicity

Total cases and tests by ethnicity
  Total cases since first NZ case Total tests for COVID-19 to date
Māori 188 189,735
Pacific peoples 185 150,754
Asian 355 177,138
European/other 1,304 691,902
Unknown 8 43,072
Total 2,040 1,252,601

Note: This table shows the number of tests, and some people are tested more than once.

Cases by ethnicity

COVID-19 cases by ethnicity - the table following this image contains relevant data

Cases of COVID-19 by ethnicity
Ethnicity* Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases since first case Percentage of all cases
Māori 4 179 5 188 9.2%
Pacific peoples 2 182 1 185 9.1%
Asian 13 342 0 355 17.4%
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) 4 62 1 67 3.3%
European or Other 37 1182 18 1237 60.6%
Total 60 1955 25 2040 100%

* The prioritised ethnicity classification system is used in this table and below. This means each person is allocated to a single ethnic group, based on the ethnic groups they identify with. Where people identify with more than one group, they are assigned in this order of priority: Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, and European/Other. So, if a person identifies as being Māori and New Zealand European, the person is counted as Māori. See Ngā tapuae me ngā raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.

The data categorized by ethnicity come from National Health Index (NHI) data collection, linked to data held in the EpiSurv database.


COVID-19 by age and sex

Cases by age

COVID-19 cases by age - the table after this image contains relevant data

COVID-19 cases by age group
Age group Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases Percentage of all cases
0 to 9 1 81 0 82 4%
10 to 19 9 173 0 182 8.9%
20 to 29 17 467 0 484 23.7%
30 to 39 13 342 0 355 17.4%
40 to 49 10 276 0 286 14%
50 to 59 6 299 2 307 15%
60 to 69 2 209 3 214 10.5%
70 to 79 2 80 7 89 4.4%
80 to 89 0 24 8 32 1.6%
90+ 0 4 5 9 0.4%
Total 60 1955 25 2040 100%

Cases by sex

Total cases of COVID-19 by sex
Sex Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases Percentage of all cases
Female 26 1049 11 1086 53%
Male 33 906 14 953 47%
Unknown 1 0 0 1 0%
Total 60 1955 25 2040 100%

Cases by hospitalisation and intensive care

All data below is from 22 February to latest day's available data.

Cases in hospital and in intensive care (ICU) by age 

Age group Total people hospitalised Total people in ICU
0 to 9 1 0
10 to 19 3 1
20 to 29 7 1
30 to 39 16 1
40 to 49 16 3
50 to 59 27 4
60 to 69 22 4
70 to 79 18 4
80 to 89 8 0
90+ 4 0
Total 122 18

Cases in hospital and in intensive care by sex 

Sex Total people hospitalised Total people in ICU
Female 63 6
Male 59 12
Total 122 18

Details of past cases

We publish details about every person with COVID-19 (confirmed or probable) in a downloadable spreadsheet below. For privacy reasons, this data only includes:

  • Date potential case was notified
  • Sex of case
  • Age group of case
  • DHB where the case lives - listed as "Managed isolation & quarantine" for border cases
  • If the case is related to overseas travel

This file covers all cases from 26 February 2020 to 26 November 2020.

COVID-19 case details through 26 November 2020 (CSV, 129 KB)

Researchers can request detailed data on COVID-19 in New Zealand by sending an email to the Ministry of Health Data Services team - [email protected]

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