Last updated 2pm 26 February 2024.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 25 February 2024.

Hospitalisation and ICU care for COVID-19

Cases by sex

Sex Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
Female 1437727 19209 424
Male 1158229 18893 679
Unknown 2674 14 0
Total 2598630 38116 1103

Cases by age group

Age group Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
0 to 9 223660 4152 77
10 to 19 327248 1119 27
20 to 29 428218 2109 25
30 to 39 440723 2540 64
40 to 49 374021 2583 111
50 to 59 330623 3721 162
60 to 69 244147 5144 251
70+ 229941 16748 386
Unknown 49 0 0
Total 2598630 38116 1103

Cases by ethnicity

Prioritised ethnicity* Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
Māori 376935 6143 226
Pacific Peoples 200796 4151 143
Asian 372703 3716 95
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) 44467 629 9
European or Other 1587246 23383 624
Unknown 16483 94 6
Total 2598630 38116 1103

* 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 or 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.

Case demographics - all COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 and ethnicity

Total cases and tests by ethnicity

  Total cases since first NZ case Total tests for COVID-19 to date
Māori 376935 1,211,365
Pacific Peoples 200796 950,811
Asian 372703 1,332,800
European or Other 1631713 4,287,673
Unknown 16483 375,757
Total 2598630 8,158,406

Note: This table shows the number of tests, and some people are tested more than once.

Cases by ethnicity

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Cases of COVID-19 by ethnicity

Ethnicity Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases since first case Percentage of all cases
Māori 810 375784 341 376935 14.5%
Pacific Peoples 305 200295 196 200796 7.7%
Asian 760 371789 154 372703 14.3%
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) 102 44347 18 44467 1.7%
European or Other 4071 1580056 3119 1587246 61.1%
Unknown 27 16447 9 16483 0.6%
Total 6075 2588718 3837 2598630 100%

COVID-19 by age and sex

Cases by age

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COVID-19 cases by age group

Age group Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases Percentage of all cases
0 to 9 357 223293 10 223660 8.6%
10 to 19 515 326730 3 327248 12.6%
20 to 29 609 427597 12 428218 16.5%
30 to 39 865 439835 23 440723 17%
40 to 49 961 373009 51 374021 14.4%
50 to 59 915 329585 123 330623 12.7%
60 to 69 880 242964 303 244147 9.4%
70 to 79 612 146355 767 147734 5.7%
80 to 89 286 63946 1430 65662 2.5%
90+ 75 15355 1115 16545 0.6%
Unknown 0 49 0 49 0%
Total 6075 2588718 3837 2598630 100%

Cases by sex

Total cases of COVID-19 by sex

Sex Active (confirmed and probable) Recovered Deceased Total cases Percentage of all cases
Female 3697 1432238 1792 1437727 55%
Male 2374 1153818 2037 1158229 45%
Unknown 4 2662 8 2674 0%
Total 6075 2588718 3837 2598630 100%

Details of COVID-19 deaths

All deaths where someone has died within 28 days of being reported as having a positive test result for COVID-19 are now reported. This approach is in-line with that taken by other countries — such as the United Kingdom — and it ensures that all cases of COVID-19 who die are formally recorded to help provide an accurate assessment of the impact of COVID-19.

In many instances, further investigation will provide more information about the contribution of COVID-19 to their death.

This contribution can range from death not related, for instance someone with COVID-19 who dies in a car accident; to COVID-19 being a contributing cause, for example when someone dies with an existing health condition combined with COVID-19; and to COVID-19 being recorded as the cause of death.

Deaths that are still being investigated are reported as still to be classified.

Age and ethnicity of deaths within 28 days of being reported as a case

Age group Māori Pacific Peoples Asian European or Other Total
0 to 59 144 59 37 231 473
60 to 69 116 53 15 303 493
70 to 79 143 74 54 889 1163
80 to 89 119 88 90 1722 2020
90+ 41 27 36 1319 1425
Total 563 301 232 4464 5574

Age and ethnicity of deaths where COVID-19 is officially coded as the underlying cause

Age group Māori Pacific Peoples Asian European or Other Total
0 to 59 35 18 13 32 98
60 to 69 37 23 8 92 161
70 to 79 53 23 21 353 452
80 to 89 51 36 43 783 913
90+ 22 17 16 721 778
Total 198 117 101 1981 2402

Details of past cases

We publish details about every person with COVID-19 (confirmed or probable) in a downloadable spreadsheet. For privacy reasons, this data only includes:

  • Date potential case was notified
  • Sex of case
  • Age group of case
  • District where the case lives - listed as "Managed isolation & quarantine" for border cases
  • If the case is related to overseas travel

This data covers all cases from 26 February 2020 to 26 February 2024 and is available from the Ministry's COVID-19 Data GitHub repository.

Researchers can request detailed data on COVID-19 in New Zealand by sending an email to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Response and Coordination team - COVID-19Response@health.govt.nz.