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 All of Government COVID-19 National Response will provide an update at 1.00 pm today.


  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health

Ministry of Health Update:

  • 32 new confirmed, 22 probable cases, 54 total new cases
  • 241 people who have recovered
  • 1160 total cases
  • 12 in hospital, 4 ICU in critical condition
  • 3063 is the 7 day rolling average number of tests
  • 2908 tests yesterday
  • 42,826 tests completed so far
  • Test capacity is now 44,000 tests in stock
  • 50,000 nasal swabs in stock
  • Community transmission is 2%
  • WHO does not recommend use of medical masks for general population, except those who are sick and could pass on to others.

Prime Minister Update:

  • Combined press conferences now
  • Speaking about David Clark.
  • She would have sacked the minister under normal circumstances.
  • Has been demoted to the bottom of cabinet rankings so Health is now the least important portfolio.
  • Stripped of Associate Finance Minister role
  • No effect on his salary.
  • PM talking quarantine at the border now…Why hasn’t there been a quarantine weeks ago? What happened to hard and early?
  • When asked about people traveling to holiday homes, Ardern said we need to send a clear message going into Easter. The same rules apply, that includes staying local. Presumably Simon Bridges traveling 500km back to Tauranga is fine.
  • 291 breaches of the health act, 16 people have been prosecuted, 263 warnings and 10 youth referrals.
  • Re: the patient at an Invercargill hospital who was admitted and underwent surgery knowing they had covid-19. Ardern said “if you have Covid symptoms, if you do not tell health professionals even before you have contact with them … you are putting their lives at risk”. She said we “cannot tolerate that”.

Yesterday’s details:

  • 39 new confirmed, 28 probable cases, 67 total new cases
  • 176 recovered cases
  • 1106 total cases
  • 13 in hospital, 1 ICU in critical condition
  • 2846 is the 7 day rolling average number of tests
  • 40,000 tests completed so far

COVID-19 – current cases

Total to dateNew in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand94332
Number of probable cases21722
Number of confirmed and probable cases1,16054
Number of cases in hospital12 
Number of recovered cases24165
Number of deaths1 

View full details of the confirmed cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.

View interactive map and dashboard.

Confirmed and probable cases by DHB

Total cases by DHB in hospital

DHBNumber of casesChange in last 24 hours
Bay of Plenty364
Capital and Coast822
Counties Manukau887
Hawke’s Bay330
Hutt Valley201
Nelson Marlborough444
South Canterbury100
West Coast40

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

Total cases in hospital by DHB

DHBTotal cases
Bay of Plenty (Tauranga)1
Capital & Coast (Wellington)2
Counties Manukau (Middlemore)1
Southern (Dunedin)1

Note: Four of the 12 in hospital are in ICU.

Epidemic Curve

Total Cases by Age and Gender

Ethnicity percentages of all cases


This information refers to the 1,160 confirmed and probable cases as at 9.00 am 7 April 2020.

Transmission type % of cases
Recent overseas travel42%
Contact with known case41%
Community transmission2%
Source under investigation16%

Lab testing

Lab TestingTestsDate
Total tested yesterday2,9086 April 2020
7-day rolling average3,06331 March to 6 April 2020
Total tested to date42,8269 March to 6 April 2020
Supplies in stock43,8857 April 2020

Note: 1 new laboratory – Pathlab Tauranga – started testing on 4 April 2020.


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