COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1:00 pm 24 October 2020

Note: The lab testing and capactity data has moved to the Testing data page — Lab testing and capacity

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

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Summary

As at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020
  Total        Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,578 16*
Number of probable cases 356 0
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,934 16*
Number of recovered cases 1,835 3
Number of deaths 25 0
Number of active cases 74 13
Number of cases currently in hospital 0 0

* 24 October: 16 new cases includes five cases from fishing crew, as reported in Friday’s media statement outside the normal sequence.

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:  People that have had a positive laboratory test. For more details please refer to Case definition of COVID-19 infection.
  • Probable cases: People without a positive laboratory result, but are treated like a confirmed case based on exposure history and clinical symptoms. 
  • Active cases: People that have not recovered or died. 'Active' does not mean that these cases are infectious.
  • Recovered cases: 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.

Managed isolation and quarantine

Cases in managed isolation and quarantine
Confirmed cases identified at the border (total) Active cases in MI & Q facilities 
258 70

Source: EpiSurv extract as at 9.00 am 24 October 2020


Total cases by DHB

As at 9.00 am, 24 October 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, 24 October 2020
DHB Active Recovered Deceased Total Change in last 24 hours
Auckland 0 224 1 225 -1
Bay of Plenty 0 48 0 48 0
Canterbury 0 152 12 164 -1
Capital and Coast 0 93 2 95 0
Counties Manukau 2 212 1 215 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 0 192 2 194 0
Wairarapa 0 8 0 8 0
Waitematā 3 289 4 296 0
West Coast 0 4 1 5 0
Whanganui 0 9 0 9 0
Managed Isolation & Quarantine 69 162 0 231 18
Total 74 1835 25 1934 16

Total cases by DHB in hospital

Source: DHB survey as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020
DHB Total cases
Total 0

 


Epidemic curve

Total confirmed and probable cases over time
Total confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020

 

New confirmed and probable cases over time
New confirmed and probable cases over time, as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020

Total cases by age

Total cases of COVID-19 in NZ by age
Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020

 

Total cases by age as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020
Age Group Active Recovered Deceased Total
0 to 9 6 74 0 80
10 to 19 5 166 0 171
20 to 29 12 437 0 449
30 to 39 22 314 0 336
40 to 49 13 258 0 271
50 to 59 9 284 2 295
60 to 69 7 195 3 205
70 to 79 0 79 7 86
80 to 89 0 24 8 32
90+ 0 4 5 9
Total 74 1835 25 1934

Total cases by gender

Total cases of COVID-19 by gender
Total cases by gender as at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020

Total cases by ethnicity

Total cases by ethnicity
Total cases by ethnicity as at 9.00 am, 24 October 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 41%
Imported related cases 24%
Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked 30%
Locally acquired cases, unknown source 5%
Source under investigation 0%

Source: ESR EpiSurv extract as at 09:00 24 October 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.
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