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, 9 April 2020.

Speakers:

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

Ministry of Health Update:

  • 23 new confirmed, 6 probable cases, 29 total new cases
  • 317 people who have recovered
  • 1239 total cases
  • 14 in hospital, 4 ICU in critical condition
  • 3547 is the 7 day rolling average number of tests
  • 3990 tests tests yesterday
  • 12 clusters. Matamata 64, Bluff 87, Marist 84

Prime Minister Update:

  • Halfway mark, praise from PM for Kiwis for lock down.
  • Apparently we are alone in the world to stamp out Covid-19, somehow.
  • On track to meet optimist scenarios
  • Plan is working, but success does not mean reduction in rules.
  • Police enforcement will continue, and in some instance increase
  • “We cannot let the selfish actions of a few set us back, and we won’t”
  • An extra 4,866 Kiwis on a benefit, and last week that number increased by another 10,000
  • Best economic response, is a health response.
  • Borders tightened, quarantine required for 14 days for every Kiwi returning.
  • Also for anyone else arriving as well.
  • Despite only requiring quarantine now still claiming we went hard and early
  • A network of up to 18 hotels will be used to implement this approach, of which one to two will be specifically set aside for those under strict quarantine conditions.
  • The Ministry of Health is working on a contact tracing app.
  • Might be able to get the open source tech for this from Singapore, speaking with Singapore’s Prime Minister this evening
  • Claims we have high level of testing despite less than 1% of population having been tested
  • Will not be moving out of Level 4 early. If we move to early, we will go backwards
  • Businesses being asked to prepare now for any alert level

Yesterday’s details:

  • 26 new confirmed, 24 probable cases, 50 total new cases
  • 282 people who have recovered
  • 1210 total cases
  • 12 in hospital, 4 ICU in critical condition
  • 3343 is the 7 day rolling average number of tests
  • 4098 tests tests yesterday, highest number of tests on a single day
  • Over 45,000 tests
  • Community transmission at 2%


COVID-19 – current cases

Total to dateNew in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand99223
Number of probable cases2476
Number of confirmed and probable cases1,23929
Number of cases in hospital142
Number of recovered cases31735
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
Auckland1594
Bay of Plenty402
Canterbury1195
Capital and Coast831
Counties Manukau953
Hawke’s Bay350
Hutt Valley210
Lakes120
MidCentral280
Nelson Marlborough482
Northland200
South Canterbury100
Southern2005
Tair?whiti10
Taranaki140
Waikato1634
Wairarapa80
Waitemata1712
West Coast51
Whanganui70
Total123929

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

Total cases in hospital by DHB

DHBTotal cases
Auckland2
Canterbury1
Capital & Coast (Wellington)2
Counties Manukau (Middlemore)2
South Canterbury1
Southern (Lakes District, Dunedin & Southland)3
Waikato1
Waitemata2
Total14

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

Epidemic Curve

Total Cases by Age and Gender

Ethnicity percentages of all cases

Transmission

This information refers to the 1,210 confirmed and probable cases as at 9.00 am 9 April 2020.

Transmission type % of cases
Recent overseas travel41%
Contact with known case44%
Community transmission2%
Source under investigation13%

Lab testing

Lab TestingTestsDate
Total tested yesterday3,9908 April 2020
7-day rolling average3,5472 to 8 April 2020
Total tested to date51,16522 January to 8 April 2020
Supplies in stock47,0569 April 2020

Note: Two sets of cumulative test data have been reconciled to give cumulative total from 22 January 2020 when testing began.

COVID-19 – tests by day and cumulative

DateTests per DayTotal Tests (Cumulative)
22 Jan – 8 Apr 300
9-Mar12312
10-Mar89401
11-Mar83484
12-Mar31515
13-Mar35550
14-Mar34584
15-Mar142726
16-Mar3251051
17-Mar6591710
18-Mar12092919
19-Mar12914210
20-Mar15545764
21-Mar11766940
22-Mar12568196
23-Mar10509246
24-Mar154410790
25-Mar259213382
26-Mar211715499
27-Mar206717566
28-Mar180919375
29-Mar91820293
30-Mar139121684
31-Mar209323777
1-Apr256226339
2-Apr344629785
3-Apr363133416
4-Apr309336509
5-Apr370940218
6-Apr290843126
7-Apr404947175
8-Apr399051165

Note: Two sets of cumulative test data have been reconciled to give cumulative total from 22 January 2020 when testing began.

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