COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 24 October 2021.

All data on this page is as at 9:00 am on 24 October 2021 unless otherwise stated.

Data is collected from the EpiSurv database (administered by ESR) unless otherwise stated.

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Current situation

Summary
New cases reported during the past 24 hours 85*
Active cases At the border 31
In the community 1122
Under investigation/other 0
Total 1153
Most recent case reported 23 October 2021
Most recent case reported due to community transmission (spread within our communities) 23 October 2021

* There are 85 new cases.One previously reported case has been reclassified.This gives a total, net change of 84 cases.

All case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in last 24 hours Total
Active 34 1153
Recovered 50 4457
Deceased 0 28

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 34 1152 5278
Probable 0 1 360
Total 34 1153 5638
Location of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present
In managed facilities -4 144
In hospital -4 45
At home or in self-isolation 15 143
Not in isolation 0 2
Other 27 819

Note:At current case levels, to protect privacy, only limited data will be provided about hospitalisations.
The ‘other’ category in relation to the location of active cases includes cases with data fields not yet complete in the database and also for locations not covered in the list such as onboard vessels.
Hospitaliation data is supplied by Northern Region Health Coordination Center at 9:00 am.

Source of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present
People who travelled internationally and were diagnosed in managed facilities at the border 2 31
People in close contact with someone who caught COVID-19 while overseas 1 1
Caught COVID-19 from someone locally 50 602
Caught COVID-19 within NZ, but source is unknown 0 14
Under investigation -19 505
Definitions
Active case - confirmed Confirmed cases are people that have been tested, and the test confirms they have COVID-19 (ie, a positive 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 10 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.

 

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Cases reported each day

Daily confirmed and probable cases

Total confirmed and probable cases over time
New COVID-19 cases reported each day

 

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.


COVID-19 by location

Total cases by DHB

Total cases of COVID-19 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).

Total cases by location
Location Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours
Auckland 205 495 1 701 23
Bay of Plenty 0 48 0 48 0
Canterbury 0 156 12 168 0
Capital and Coast 0 111 2 113 0
Counties Manukau 409 1101 2 1512 32
Hawke's Bay 0 44 0 44 0
Hutt Valley 0 24 0 24 0
Lakes 0 16 0 16 0
Mid Central 0 33 0 33 0
Nelson Marlborough 1 49 0 50 0
Northland 5 28 0 33 1
South Canterbury 0 17 0 17 0
Southern 0 215 2 217 0
Tairāwhiti 0 4 0 4 0
Taranaki 0 16 0 16 0
Waikato 67 209 2 278 2
Wairarapa 0 8 0 8 0
Waitematā 435 572 5 1012 22
West Coast 0 4 1 5 0
Whanganui 0 9 0 9 0
Managed Isolation & Quarantine 31 1298 1 1330 4
Total 1153 4457 28 5638 84


Note: we cannot give detailed information about cases in your district, city or town, as we must protect the privacy of the people concerned.

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