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.

COVID-19 cases summary

          New case average*

     RATs uploaded average*

                901 ↑

                    914 ↑

Cases in hospital as at midnight Sunday

Cases in ICU as at midnight Sunday

                  205

                     **

Deaths attributed to COVID*

Total deaths attributed COVID

                     

                3,817

* 7 day rolling average

** Not currently available

Current situation

Summary

In the last week New cases reported 6312
Reinfections 4077
Reinfections (< 90 days) 69
Total since first New Zealand case Cases reported 2592549
Reinfections 336444
Reinfections (< 90 days) 26030


Case outcomes since first New Zealand case

COVID-19 cases Change in the last week Total
Recovered 5855 2582426
Deceased* 14 3817*

*The Ministry of Health has recently switched its definition of 'deceased' from deaths within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 to deaths attributed to COVID-19. See the definitions section below for further details.

Deaths with COVID-19

Cause of death Died within 28 days of positive test Died more than 28 days after positive test Total Change in the last week
COVID as underlying 2284 107 2391 10
COVID as contributory 1330 96 1426 4
COVID-attributed total 3614 203 3817 14
Not COVID 1711 0* 1711 7
Not available 208 0 208 6
Total 5533 203 5736 27*

*The change in total deaths with COVID may not be equal to the number of new deaths reported today. This is because deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a positive test that are subsequently determined to be unrelated to COVID are removed from the total.

Of the 27 people whose deaths we are reporting today: four were from Northland, seven were from Auckland region, five were from Waikato, one was from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, three were from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, four were from Canterbury, one was from Southern.

One was in their 60s, four were in their 70s, 15 were in their 80s and seven were aged over 90. Of these people, 14 were women and 13 were men.

Case details

Number of active cases

  Change in the last week Total since first NZ case
Confirmed 5312 2490078
Probable 996 102471
Total 6308* 2592549

*The change in total case numbers may not be equal to the number of new cases reported today due to data updating and reconciliation.

Definitions

Active case - confirmed Confirmed cases are people who have received a positive PCR test OR someone who has received a positive result on a Rapid Antigen 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. 
Reinfections Reinfections are cases in an individual who reported a case 29 or more days previously.  
Recovered Recovered cases are people who had the virus, where at least 7 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.
Deceased Includes all deaths where COVID-19 is determined to have been the underlying cause of death or a contributory cause of death.

Cases reported each day

Daily confirmed and probable cases

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This graph shows the count of all cases of COVID-19 every day (all cases – confirmed and probable) since the first New Zealand case in late February 2020. The graph shows the rapid increase of daily cases from mid-February 2022 to early March 2022, driven by the Omicron variant. From mid-March to mid-April 2022, cases rapidly declined, followed by a period of slower decline until early July. This was followed by a rapid increase in cases, peaking in August before a steady decline in new daily cases. Reported new daily cases hit their lowest since February 2022 in September 2022.

New COVID-19 cases reported each day

This graph shows the count of all cases of COVID-19 every day (all cases – confirmed and probable) since the first New Zealand case in late February 2020. The graph shows the rapid increase of daily cases from mid-February 2022 to early March 2022, driven by the Omicron variant. From mid-March to mid-April 2022, cases rapidly declined, followed by a period of slower decline until early July. This was followed by a rapid increase in cases, peaking in August before a steady decline in new daily cases. Reported new daily cases hit their lowest since February 2022 in September 2022.

COVID-19 by location

Total cases by location

Total COVID-19 cases by location graph Total COVID-19 cases by location graph Total COVID-19 cases by location graph

This bar graph shows the total cases and their status by health district and those with recent travel history.

The ‘At the border’ data group includes cases detected in managed isolation or quarantine facilities from the period when these were operating, as well as cases with recent travel history from after that time. They are not included in the district totals. Before 17 June, people in managed isolation or quarantine facilities were included in the total of the relevant district.

Total COVID-19 cases by location graph

This graph shows:

  • This bar graph shows the total cases and their status by health district and those with recent travel history.

    The ‘At the border’ data group includes cases detected in managed isolation or quarantine facilities from the period when these were operating, as well as cases with recent travel history from after that time. They are not included in the district totals. Before 17 June, people in managed isolation or quarantine facilities were included in the total of the relevant district.

Total cases by location

Location Active Recovered Deceased Total New cases in the last week
Auckland 618 243442 255 244315 622
Bay of Plenty 245 113958 178 114381 245
Canterbury 803 341650 534 342987 804
Capital and Coast 540 182305 171 183016 539
Counties Manukau 621 290054 300 290975 620
Hawke's Bay 247 85184 161 85592 247
Hutt Valley 221 89399 97 89717 221
Lakes 138 50841 110 51089 138
Mid Central 236 95324 202 95762 236
Nelson Marlborough 196 78572 150 78918 198
Northland 200 80115 137 80452 200
South Canterbury 72 34300 44 34416 72
Southern 458 189612 354 190424 460
Tairāwhiti 84 26288 43 26415 84
Taranaki 170 64947 129 65246 170
Unknown 19 2182 7 2208 19
Waikato 484 205817 383 206684 485
Wairarapa 78 25175 62 25315 78
Waitematā 754 306315 396 307465 752
West Coast 30 15653 20 15703 30
Whanganui 92 34001 78 34171 92
At the Border* 0 27292 6 27298 NA
Total 6306 2582426 3817 2592549 6312

* Due to retiring the COVID-19 Protection Framework on 12 September 2022, the Ministry of Health no longer separately reports COVID-19 cases who have recently travelled overseas. These cases will be included in the weekly reporting on all COVID-19 community cases, but we will no longer distinguish between border and other cases.

You can also view a detailed breakdown of daily case numbers for each district since the beginning of the pandemic by clicking the ‘download’ button on the right hand side of this page: New Zealand COVID-19 data.


Note: we cannot give detailed information about cases in your district, city or town, as we must protect the privacy of the people concerned.