COVID-19: Current cases

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

Last updated 1pm 28 October 2021.

All data on this page is as at 9:00 am on 28 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 97
Active cases At the border 29
In the community 1363
Under investigation/other 1
Total 1393
Most recent case reported 27 October 2021
Most recent case reported due to community transmission (spread within our communities) 27 October 2021
All case outcomes since first New Zealand case
COVID-19 cases Change in last 24 hours Total
Active 89 1393
Recovered 7 4574
Deceased 0 28

Case details

Number of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 89 1392 5635
Probable 0 1 360
Total 89 1393 5995
Location of active cases
  Change in last 24 hours Total at present
In managed facilities -2 122
In hospital -6 31
At home or in self-isolation 14 186
Not in isolation 0 2
Other 72 1008

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. Hospitalisation 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 5 29
People in close contact with someone who caught COVID-19 while overseas -1 0
Caught COVID-19 from someone locally 93 848
Caught COVID-19 within NZ, but source is unknown -1 14
Under investigation -7 502
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 264 508 1 773 13
Bay of Plenty 0 48 0 48 0
Canterbury 2 156 12 170 2
Capital and Coast 0 111 2 113 0
Counties Manukau 471 1152 2 1625 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 7 28 0 35 0
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 69 225 2 296 4
Wairarapa 0 8 0 8 0
Waitematā 550 600 5 1155 39
West Coast 0 4 1 5 0
Whanganui 0 9 0 9 0
Managed Isolation & Quarantine 29 1307 1 1337 6*
Total 1393 4574 28 5995 96*

* One previously reported Managed Isolation & Quarantine case has been reclassified as 'Under investigation'

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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