Last updated 2pm 19 February 2024.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to cases recorded prior to 11:59 pm 18 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 1434026 19132 426
Male 1155852 18799 670
Unknown 2671 14 0
Total 2592549 37945 1096

Cases by age group

Age group Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
0 to 9 223303 4110 75
10 to 19 326733 1114 27
20 to 29 427609 2113 25
30 to 39 439859 2525 63
40 to 49 373059 2579 111
50 to 59 329707 3706 161
60 to 69 243265 5131 245
70+ 228965 16667 389
Unknown 49 0 0
Total 2592549 37945 1096

Cases by ethnicity

Prioritised ethnicity* Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
Māori 376125 6111 224
Pacific Peoples 200489 4137 142
Asian 371942 3692 93
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) 44365 629 9
European or Other 1583162 23283 622
Unknown 16466 93 6
Total 2592549 37945 1096

* 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.

Vaccination details

Vaccination status when reported as a case Total cases Hospitalisations for COVID-19 ICU care for COVID-19
No doses received prior to being reported as a case 91550 3740 191
Partially vaccinated 20841 606 23
Fully vaccinated at least 7 days before reported as a case 692380 6490 178
Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case 1503021 22802 626
Under 12 years old 284757 4307 78
Total 2592549 37945 1096

Note:

1. No breakdown by location, ethnicity or age group is available for cases and vaccine data to protect patients' privacy.
2. Cases that are under-12 are reported in the “Under 12 years old” category.

Note: 

Up to date hospital occupancy figures are reported each day in the Ministry’s COVID-19 media statements. On July 7 2022, the Ministry started switched to reporting only COVID-19 related hospitalisations. Data from the previous 90 days is preliminary and incomplete. Data from the National Minimum Dataset is used as it becomes available. Hospitalisation data reporting is high asynchronous and updates are generally unrelated to current hospitalisations. For a weekly time series see the Ministry's COVID-19 Data GitHub repository.

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 376125 1,210,133
Pacific Peoples 200489 950,005
Asian 371942 1,332,158
European or Other 1627527 4,284,954
Unknown 16466 375,902
Total 2592549 8,153,152

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 865 374919 341 376125 14.5%
Pacific Peoples 359 199934 196 200489 7.7%
Asian 786 371005 151 371942 14.3%
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) 80 44267 18 44365 1.7%
European or Other 4190 1575870 3102 1583162 61.1%
Unknown 26 16431 9 16466 0.6%
Total 6306 2582426 3817 2592549 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 9 372 222921 10 223303 8.6%
10 to 19 464 326266 3 326733 12.6%
20 to 29 615 426982 12 427609 16.5%
30 to 39 922 438914 23 439859 17%
40 to 49 1023 371985 51 373059 14.4%
50 to 59 976 328608 123 329707 12.7%
60 to 69 893 242072 300 243265 9.4%
70 to 79 621 145736 764 147121 5.7%
80 to 89 325 63629 1421 65375 2.5%
90+ 95 15264 1110 16469 0.6%
Unknown 0 49 0 49 0%
Total 6306 2582426 3817 2592549 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 3877 1428366 1783 1434026 55%
Male 2419 1151407 2026 1155852 45%
Unknown 10 2653 8 2671 0%
Total 6306 2582426 3817 2592549 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 58 35 227 466
60 to 69 116 53 15 300 490
70 to 79 143 73 53 884 1156
80 to 89 116 87 90 1708 2002
90+ 41 27 36 1313 1419
Total 560 298 229 4432 5533

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 91 160
70 to 79 53 23 20 351 449
80 to 89 51 36 42 781 910
90+ 22 17 16 717 774
Total 198 117 99 1972 2391

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

Age group Not fully vaccinated Fully vaccinated Received booster Total
0 to 59 112 138 216 466
60 to 69 66 95 329 490
70 to 79 128 144 884 1156
80 to 89 185 190 1627 2002
90+ 133 122 1164 1419
Total 624 689 4220 5533

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 19 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.