Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Last updated 1:00 pm 24 October 2020
We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.
On this page:
- Managed isolation and quarantine
- Total cases by DHB
- Total cases in hospital by DHB
- Epidemic curve
- Total cases by age
- Total cases by gender
- Total cases by ethnicity
- Details of current cases (confirmed and probable).
- Details of significant clusters.
- Testing data - lab testing and capacity and testing rates by ethnicity and DHB.
- ESR's interactive map and dashboard.
|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.
- 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.
|Confirmed cases identified at the border (total)||Active cases in MI & Q facilities|
Source: EpiSurv extract as at 9.00 am 24 October 2020
As at 9.00 am, 24 October 2020
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.
|DHB||Active||Recovered||Deceased||Total||Change in last 24 hours|
|Bay of Plenty||0||48||0||48||0|
|Capital and Coast||0||93||2||95||0|
|Managed Isolation & Quarantine||69||162||0||231||18|
|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|
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||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.