We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks. More information on alert levels.

  • Everyone must now stay home, except those providing essential services.
  • Only make physical contact with those that you live with.

Government COVID-19 Response Briefing

The prime minister and Dr Ashley Bloomfield have arrived at the Beehive theatrette.

Ministry of Health Update:

  • 1 death, woman in 70s, on West Coast
  • 21 staff treating her now in self isolation after initially treating for influenza and not COVID-19
  • 63 new cases, 60 new confirmed. 3 suspected
  • 56 recovered
  • 9 in hospital. 1 in ICU.
  • 1786 average tests per day over last 7 days
  • Strong link to overseas travel, several clusters
  • 514 total cases

PM update

  • Lots of feelz, and frowny faces, not much detail
  • Frustrated with lockdown breaches
  • 2000 calls to 111 snitching on people breaching
  • 105.police.govt.nz form for snitching
  • Cabinet met this morning
  • 300 arrivals expected today
  • 840 arrivals yesterday
  • Ardern said she was aware that Halal meat was now unavailable to New Zealand’s Muslims, and the Government was working on possible options to remedy this. Too bad for Pasifika and Maori who use Mad Butcher.


COVID-19 – current cases

Last updated 1:30 pm, 29 March 2020.

We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.

Summary

 Total to dateNew in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand47660
Number of probable cases383
Number of confirmed and probable cases51463
Number of cases in hospital9 (28 total to date)
Number of recovered cases566
Number of deaths1 

View full details of the confirmed cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.

Confirmed and probable cases by DHB

As at 9.30 am, 29 March 2020

Download the Map of confirmed and probable cases by DHB (PDF, 282 KB).

DHBTotal cases
Auckland75
Bay of Plenty12
Canterbury46
Capital and Coast49
Counties Manukau38
Hawke’s Bay12
Hutt Valley13
Lakes8
MidCentral10
Nelson Marlborough19
Northland7
South Canterbury5
Southern70
Tair?whiti1
Taranaki11
Waikato63
Wairarapa5
Waitemata64
West Coast3
Whanganui3
Total514

Ethnicity percentages of all cases

EthnicityPercentage
Asian7.3%
European or Other74.3%
M?ori4%
Middle Eastern / Latin American / African2.9%
Pacific People2.3%

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