Last updated 2pm 19 February 2024.

This data is updated weekly. All data on this page relates to tests recorded prior to 11:59 pm 18 February 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 4,479
All COVID-19 viral tests administered 8,153,152
Testing kits in stock 22,373

Testing results from 22 January 2020 to 19 February 2024

Test results In managed facilities Within NZ communities Total
Tested positive for COVID-19 3,838 244,677 248,515
Tested negative (no COVID-19) 236,839 7,614,117 7,850,956
Inconclusive result for COVID-19 190 53,491 53,681
Total (all tests) 240,867 7,912,285 8,153,152
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 23 Jan to 28 Jan 30 Jan to 4 Feb 6 Feb to 11 Feb 13 Feb to 18 Feb
Auckland 467 445 447 445
Bay of Plenty 106 112 99 123
Canterbury/West Coast 590 558 548 481
Capital & Coast/Hutt 306 316 292 265
Counties Manukau 730 648 681 578
Hawkes Bay 108 106 90 108
Lakes 42 40 56 45
MidCentral 100 113 102 95
Nelson Marlborough 114 127 113 111
Northland 236 228 222 210
South Canterbury 14 23 25 25
Southern 277 335 319 313
Tairawhiti 18 10 13 20
Taranaki 131 124 146 114
Waikato 504 525 574 484
Wairarapa 59 48 45 35
Waitemata 953 1,021 966 927
Whanganui 15 10 9 16
Unknown 58 78 69 84
Total 4,828 4,867 4,816 4,479

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 23 Jan to 28 Jan 30 Jan to 4 Feb 6 Feb to 11 Feb 13 Feb to 18 Feb
Māori 875 833 819 887
Pacific Peoples 572 573 559 534
Asian 577 589 629 539
European or Other 2,777 2,835 2,781 2,480
Unknown 27 37 28 39
Total 4,828 4,867 4,816 4,479

Total tests

COVID-19 test result 23 Jan to 28 Jan 30 Jan to 4 Feb 6 Feb to 11 Feb 13 Feb to 18 Feb
Tested positive 679 613 677 540
Tested negative (no COVID-19) 4,138 4,233 4,128 3,925
Inconclusive result 11 21 11 14
Total 4,828 4,867 4,816 4,479

Testing rate and results by location and ethnicity

All tests by district and in managed isolation and quarantine facilities from 22 January 2020 to 19 February 2024

Location Total tests Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Managed isolation and quarantine facilities 240,867 1.59% NA
Auckland 1,171,955 2.92% 2,381.5
Bay of Plenty 292,127 2.66% 1,127.2
Canterbury/West Coast 636,137 4.13% 1,062.8
Capital & Coast/Hutt 511,484 3.12% 1,086.7
Counties Manukau 1,538,825 3.41% 2,597.4
Hawkes Bay 145,091 2.63% 831.4
Lakes 130,294 2.08% 1,138.6
MidCentral 140,898 3.15% 775.1
Nelson Marlborough 142,141 3.16% 902.3
Northland 268,424 2.14% 1,387.5
South Canterbury 40,004 2.91% 653.4
Southern 361,934 4.55% 1,079.6
Tairawhiti 35,112 2.43% 682.6
Taranaki 147,084 3.05% 1,195.0
Waikato 679,788 2.97% 1,579.8
Wairarapa 39,180 3.04% 805.9
Waitemata 1,344,127 2.68% 2,136.4
Whanganui 38,324 3.06% 561.6
Unknown 249,356 2.10% NA
Total 8,153,152 3.05% 1,630.5

Tests by ethnicity

Tests by ethnicity from 22 January 2020 to 19 February 2024

Ethnicity* Total test Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Māori 1,210,133 3.04% 1,578.4
Pacific Peoples 950,005 5.01% 2,582.2
Asian 1,332,158 2.86% 1,813.2
European or Other 4,284,954 2.80% 1,378.5
Unknown 375,902 1.65% NA
Total 8,153,152 3.05% 1,630.5

* 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 19 February 2024

Location Māori Pacific peoples Asian European/Other
Auckland 2,918.6 2,763.9 2,053.2 2,275.3
Bay of Plenty 1,170.6 2,123.9 1,409.7 1,051.8
Canterbury/West Coast 1,127.8 1,306.8 1,185.1 999.1
Capital & Coast/Hutt 1,094.0 1,230.3 1,010.3 1,072.9
Counties Manukau 2,818.9 3,183.4 2,231.6 2,313.8
Hawkes Bay 779.4 1,781.8 981.7 764.1
Lakes 1,275.1 1,414.0 1,461.3 995.9
MidCentral 850.7 1,017.9 820.1 726.8
Nelson Marlborough 957.0 2,549.6 1,040.3 834.9
Northland 1,422.0 1,705.5 1,347.5 1,348.6
South Canterbury 768.7 1,260.8 773.0 608.3
Southern 1,123.1 1,608.3 1,229.2 1,037.6
Tairawhiti 695.9 1,060.4 990.7 614.7
Taranaki 1,317.3 1,564.8 1,503.8 1,128.6
Waikato 1,812.8 2,061.9 1,772.0 1,455.5
Wairarapa 862.5 1,060.1 898.0 776.1
Waitemata 2,581.0 2,726.5 1,784.7 2,124.7
Whanganui 554.0 657.8 680.9 546.0

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 19 February 2024

Location Māori Pacific peoples Asian European/Other
Auckland 3.19% 5.16% 2.73% 2.46%
Bay of Plenty 2.78% 4.31% 3.22% 2.45%
Canterbury/West Coast 3.80% 5.57% 3.30% 4.34%
Capital & Coast/Hutt 3.01% 4.89% 2.92% 2.97%
Counties Manukau 3.35% 5.29% 2.70% 2.05%
Hawkes Bay 2.38% 3.00% 3.36% 2.65%
Lakes 2.07% 2.87% 1.64% 2.13%
MidCentral 2.65% 5.33% 2.80% 3.25%
Nelson Marlborough 3.10% 4.51% 4.58% 3.04%
Northland 2.27% 2.59% 1.91% 2.05%
South Canterbury 2.47% 3.70% 2.76% 2.98%
Southern 4.06% 5.12% 5.46% 4.51%
Tairawhiti 2.11% 4.27% 1.74% 2.82%
Taranaki 3.28% 3.78% 3.27% 2.97%
Waikato 3.37% 5.17% 3.65% 2.52%
Wairarapa 2.96% 4.07% 3.28% 3.03%
Waitemata 3.00% 4.55% 2.69% 2.32%
Whanganui 3.23% 4.87% 1.90% 3.01%

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 19 February 2024

Age group Total people tested Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
0 to 9 566,364 3.65% 867.0
10 to 19 677,686 3.80% 1,057.9
20 to 29 1,494,886 2.69% 2,217.3
30 to 39 1,526,498 2.44% 2,215.2
40 to 49 1,180,203 2.33% 1,881.0
50 to 59 1,171,230 2.32% 1,830.8
60 to 69 843,204 2.88% 1,576.8
70 to 79 416,238 5.11% 1,162.3
80+ 273,523 8.79% 1,492.0
Unknown 3,320 9.76% NA
Total 8,153,152 3.05% 1,630.5

Tests by sex

Tests by sex from 22 January 2020 to 19 February 2024

Sex Total people tested Tested positive (%) Test rate per 1000 people
Female 3,984,725 3.13% 1,562.6
Male 3,917,055 3.04% 1,599.7
Unknown 251,372 1.78% NA
Total 8,153,152 3.05% 1,630.5

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