Last updated 2pm 4 December 2023.
This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to tests recorded prior to 11:59 pm 3 December 2023.
Testing data is collected from the Eclair database (administered by ESR) unless otherwise stated.
Testing summary, status, and results
|PCR tests uploaded during past week||5,901|
|All COVID-19 viral tests administered||8,095,306|
|Testing kits in stock||22,373|
Testing results from 22 January 2020 to 4 December 2023
|Test results||In managed facilities||Within NZ communities||Total|
|Tested positive for COVID-19||3,838||236,063||239,901|
|Tested negative (no COVID-19)||236,836||7,565,090||7,801,926|
|Inconclusive result for COVID-19||190||53,289||53,479|
|Total (all tests)||240,864||7,854,442||8,095,306|
Testing over the past 4 weeks
Tests at managed facilities and within the community in health districts
|Health district of residence||7 Nov to 12 Nov||14 Nov to 19 Nov||21 Nov to 26 Nov||28 Nov to 3 Dec|
|Bay of Plenty||185||181||182||161|
|Capital & Coast/Hutt||372||449||411||408|
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||7 Nov to 12 Nov||14 Nov to 19 Nov||21 Nov to 26 Nov||28 Nov to 3 Dec|
|European or Other||3,223||4,170||3,384||3,333|
|COVID-19 test result||7 Nov to 12 Nov||14 Nov to 19 Nov||21 Nov to 26 Nov||28 Nov to 3 Dec|
|Tested negative (no COVID-19)||4,974||6,401||5,318||5,078|
Testing rate and results by location and ethnicity
All tests by district and in managed isolation and quarantine facilities from 22 January 2020 to 4 December 2023
|Location||Total tests||Tested positive (%)||Test rate per 1000 people|
|Managed isolation and quarantine facilities||240,864||1.59%||NA|
|Bay of Plenty||289,691||2.64%||1,117.8|
|Capital & Coast/Hutt||507,841||3.06%||1,078.9|
Tests by ethnicity
Tests by ethnicity from 22 January 2020 to 4 December 2023
|Ethnicity*||Total test||Tested positive (%)||Test rate per 1000 people|
|European or Other||4,253,749||2.70%||1,368.5|
* 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 4 December 2023
|Bay of Plenty||1,158.6||2,115.4||1,403.0||1,043.0|
|Capital & Coast/Hutt||1,079.8||1,216.0||999.6||1,067.3|
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 4 December 2023
|Bay of Plenty||2.78%||4.24%||3.20%||2.44%|
|Capital & Coast/Hutt||2.95%||4.81%||2.85%||2.91%|
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 4 December 2023
|Age group||Total people tested||Tested positive (%)||Test rate per 1000 people|
|0 to 9||557,869||3.54%||854.0|
|10 to 19||675,484||3.79%||1,054.5|
|20 to 29||1,491,143||2.66%||2,211.7|
|30 to 39||1,521,726||2.41%||2,208.3|
|40 to 49||1,176,374||2.29%||1,874.9|
|50 to 59||1,165,730||2.27%||1,822.2|
|60 to 69||835,154||2.77%||1,561.8|
|70 to 79||406,469||4.82%||1,135.0|
Tests by sex
Tests by sex from 22 January 2020 to 4 December 2023
|Sex||Total people tested||Tested positive (%)||Test rate per 1000 people|
Note: On 4 January 2022, the Ministry of Health started reporting testing rates using the Ministry's HSU population estimate.
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone aged 5 and over. They’re also available to tamariki from 6 months who are at greater risk of severe illness if they were to get COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Testing Plan for Aotearoa New Zealand sets out how testing will support our COVID-19 response.
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