Last updated 2pm 15 July 2024.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to tests recorded prior to 11:59pm 14 July 2024.

Testing data is collected from the Eclair database (administered by ESR) unless otherwise stated.

Testing summary, status, and results

COVID-19 testing

  Total
PCR tests uploaded during past week 8,062
All COVID-19 viral tests administered 8,285,895
Testing kits in stock 22,373

Testing results from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Test results In managed facilities Within NZ communities Total
Tested positive for COVID-19 3,838 257,081 260,919
Tested negative (no COVID-19) 236,842 7,734,091 7,970,933
Inconclusive result for COVID-19 190 53,853 54,043
Total (all tests) 240,870 8,045,025 8,285,895
Graph of daily number of tests completed for COVID-19 (with seven-day rolling average) Graph of daily number of tests completed for COVID-19 (with seven-day rolling average) Graph of daily number of tests completed for COVID-19 (with seven-day rolling average)

Daily number of tests completed for COVID-19 (with seven-day rolling average)

Daily number of tests completed for COVID-19 (with seven-day rolling average)

Testing over the past 4 weeks

Tests at managed facilities and within the community in health districts

Health district of residence 18 Jun to 23 Jun 25 Jun to 30 Jun 2 Jul to 7 Jul 9 Jul to 14 Jul
Auckland 652 670 719 708
Bay of Plenty 311 313 384 430
Canterbury/West Coast 744 596 653 546
Capital & Coast/Hutt 661 652 689 734
Counties Manukau 976 1,192 1,235 1,337
Hawkes Bay 291 241 291 225
Lakes 127 100 107 87
MidCentral 222 192 216 267
Nelson Marlborough 274 260 258 234
Northland 341 378 402 431
South Canterbury 21 11 20 10
Southern 603 561 549 502
Tairawhiti 25 34 34 28
Taranaki 235 225 259 285
Waikato 995 898 1,012 989
Wairarapa 100 81 110 100
Waitemata 1,300 1,092 989 1,022
Whanganui 48 45 29 36
Unknown 63 70 63 91
Total 7,989 7,611 8,019 8,062

Note: some people are tested more than once. We cannot give you detailed information about tests in your district, city or town, as we must protect the privacy of the people concerned.

Tests by ethnicity

Ethnicity 18 Jun to 23 Jun 25 Jun to 30 Jun 2 Jul to 7 Jul 9 Jul to 14 Jul
Māori 1,643 1,627 1,742 1,715
Pacific Peoples 960 1,021 1,004 1,023
Asian 908 953 992 1,053
European or Other 4,416 3,946 4,217 4,192
Unknown 62 64 64 79
Total 7,989 7,611 8,019 8,062

Total tests

COVID-19 test result 18 Jun to 23 Jun 25 Jun to 30 Jun 2 Jul to 7 Jul 9 Jul to 14 Jul
Tested positive 730 600 643 538
Tested negative (no COVID-19) 7,235 6,997 7,348 7,493
Inconclusive result 24 14 28 31
Total 7,989 7,611 8,019 8,062

Testing rate and results by location and ethnicity

All tests by district and in managed isolation and quarantine facilities from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Location Total tests Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Managed isolation and quarantine facilities 240,870 1.59% NA
Auckland 1,175,711 2.98% 2,389.2
Bay of Plenty 297,485 2.73% 1,147.9
Canterbury/West Coast 655,752 4.32% 1,095.5
Capital & Coast/Hutt 521,129 3.24% 1,107.2
Counties Manukau 1,552,997 3.46% 2,621.3
Hawkes Bay 148,944 2.83% 853.5
Lakes 131,855 2.18% 1,152.3
MidCentral 145,054 3.27% 797.9
Nelson Marlborough 146,132 3.42% 927.6
Northland 276,082 2.35% 1,427.1
South Canterbury 40,487 3.05% 661.3
Southern 372,621 4.64% 1,111.5
Tairawhiti 35,931 2.56% 698.5
Taranaki 151,518 3.21% 1,231.0
Waikato 694,449 3.12% 1,613.8
Wairarapa 40,878 3.29% 840.8
Waitemata 1,368,013 2.76% 2,174.4
Whanganui 38,840 3.16% 569.2
Unknown 251,147 2.16% NA
Total 8,285,895 3.15% 1,657.0

Tests by ethnicity

Tests by ethnicity from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Ethnicity* Total test Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Māori 1,243,160 3.13% 1,621.5
Pacific Peoples 967,754 5.03% 2,630.5
Asian 1,349,771 2.91% 1,837.2
European or Other 4,355,001 2.94% 1,401.0
Unknown 370,209 1.67% NA
Total 8,285,895 3.15% 1,657.0

* 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.

Testing rates per 1000 people by location and ethnicity

Testing rates per 1000 people by location and ethnicity from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Location Māori Pacific peoples Asian European/Other
Auckland 2,987.2 2,803.2 2,046.1 2,280.4
Bay of Plenty 1,209.2 2,175.9 1,441.7 1,064.4
Canterbury/West Coast 1,175.0 1,349.3 1,221.6 1,030.2
Capital & Coast/Hutt 1,131.5 1,260.4 1,032.3 1,089.6
Counties Manukau 2,843.6 3,226.8 2,262.9 2,319.6
Hawkes Bay 803.6 1,835.7 1,005.0 784.1
Lakes 1,292.3 1,470.5 1,466.2 1,008.3
MidCentral 890.0 1,050.6 843.5 745.4
Nelson Marlborough 996.7 2,603.7 1,061.3 858.4
Northland 1,481.9 1,807.2 1,366.9 1,376.0
South Canterbury 788.3 1,297.5 772.3 614.8
Southern 1,174.7 1,700.2 1,258.7 1,066.6
Tairawhiti 716.2 1,124.1 966.3 623.9
Taranaki 1,375.6 1,616.2 1,578.9 1,161.2
Waikato 1,868.7 2,132.2 1,803.3 1,486.5
Wairarapa 908.5 1,099.5 934.0 808.2
Waitemata 2,644.3 2,799.5 1,821.5 2,156.4
Whanganui 576.2 653.5 657.9 551.0

Note: some people are tested more than once. We cannot give you detailed information about tests in your district, city or town, as we must protect the privacy of the people concerned.

Percentage of tests returning a positive result by district and ethnicity

Percentage of tests returning a positive result by district and ethnicity from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Location Māori Pacific peoples Asian European/Other
Auckland 3.23% 5.14% 2.79% 2.53%
Bay of Plenty 2.84% 4.45% 3.20% 2.53%
Canterbury/West Coast 3.95% 5.71% 3.37% 4.56%
Capital & Coast/Hutt 3.12% 4.97% 2.97% 3.11%
Counties Manukau 3.40% 5.31% 2.74% 2.13%
Hawkes Bay 2.59% 3.09% 3.44% 2.87%
Lakes 2.09% 2.94% 1.69% 2.30%
MidCentral 2.76% 5.37% 2.97% 3.37%
Nelson Marlborough 3.34% 4.60% 4.69% 3.32%
Northland 2.42% 2.74% 2.07% 2.31%
South Canterbury 2.47% 4.05% 2.85% 3.13%
Southern 4.16% 5.04% 5.44% 4.61%
Tairawhiti 2.23% 4.25% 1.85% 2.96%
Taranaki 3.46% 3.92% 3.22% 3.15%
Waikato 3.48% 5.24% 3.76% 2.70%
Wairarapa 3.10% 4.44% 3.43% 3.30%
Waitemata 3.04% 4.57% 2.73% 2.42%
Whanganui 3.38% 4.66% 2.35% 3.08%

Note: we cannot give the total number of people testing positive per district and ethnicity for privacy reasons.

Testing rate and results by age and sex

Tests by age group from  22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Age group Total people tested Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
0 to 9 594,978 3.69% 910.8
10 to 19 684,031 3.81% 1,067.8
20 to 29 1,502,878 2.72% 2,229.1
30 to 39 1,536,637 2.48% 2,230.0
40 to 49 1,188,558 2.37% 1,894.3
50 to 59 1,182,535 2.39% 1,848.4
60 to 69 859,393 3.02% 1,607.1
70 to 79 435,673 5.42% 1,216.5
80+ 297,247 9.26% 1,621.4
Unknown 3,965 9.43% NA
Total 8,285,895 3.15% 1,657.0

Tests by sex

Tests by sex from 22 January 2020 to 15 July 2024

Sex Total people tested Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Female 4,052,048 3.23% 1,589.0
Male 3,982,289 3.15% 1,626.4
Unknown 251,558 1.80% NA
Total 8,285,895 3.15% 1,657.0

Note: On 4 January 2022, the Ministry of Health started reporting testing rates using the Ministry's HSU population estimate.