We are at Level 3 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system.

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April.

We will stay in Alert Level 3 for two weeks, before Cabinet reviews how we are tracking and makes further decisions on 11 May.

At Alert Level 3 we must be vigilant. We can keep working together to unite against COVID-19 by sticking to the rules.


Government COVID-19 Response Briefing

The Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay will provide a COVID-19 update at 1.00 pm today.

Ministry of Health Update:

  • 3 new confirmed cases, probable cases
  • 1479 total cases
  • 1132 cases reported to WHO
  • 5328 tests yesterday
  • 139898 total tests
  • 1252 recovered
  • 85% considered to be recovered
  • 6 in hospital, none in ICU
  • 16 clusters, 1 has had no cases for 28 days and is considered closed. Expected to close two more clusters in coming days.
  • Waitemata DHB issued a media statement on 3 staff who have tested positive.
  • Two of those staff were included in previous totals, one was included in today’s total
  • Were caring for St Margaret’s patients

Finance Minister Update:

  • 96 new breaches and total of 289 under CDEM or health acts under Level 3
  • 77 prosecuted, up 31 on yesterday
  • Praising snitch culture
  • More that 2300 snitch reports
  • 785 reports about individuals under level 3, others about businesses and gatherings.
  • There have been an increase in reports about parties.
  • Robertson being the party pooper
  • Robertson telling people to cancel parties “now”
  • Calling people idiots
  • The 2020 winter energy payment has been doubled.
  • Government providing interest free loans for a year to small to medium sized businesses (50 or fewer staff)
  • The scheme has a max 5 years – repayments not required in first two years
  • Designed to get immediate help to businesses

Yesterday’s details:

  • 3 new confirmed cases
  • 1 reclassification
  • 1129 cases reported to WHO
  • 347 probable
  • 1476 total.
  • 5800 tests yesterday
  • 1241 recovered, more cases recovered than declared to WHO

Total       Change in last 24 hours
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand1,1323
Number of probable cases3470
Number of confirmed and probable cases1,4793
Number of cases currently in hospital6-1
Number of recovered cases1,25211
Number of deaths190

About the data:

  • Source: This is provisional information taken daily at 9am from a live database, EpiSurv (ESR) and is likely to change as more details are provided about individual cases.
  • Confirmed cases are people that have had a positive laboratory test. For more details please refer to Case definition of COVID-19 infection.
  • A probable case is one without a positive laboratory result, but which is treated like a confirmed case based on its exposure history and clinical symptoms. 
  • Recovered cases are people who had the virus, are at least 10 days since onset and have not exhibited symptoms for 48 hours, and have been cleared by the health professional responsible for their monitoring.

View details of confirmed and probable cases.

View details of significant COVID-19 clusters.

View data for testing rates by ethnicity and DHB.

View interactive map and dashboard.


Confirmed and probable cases by DHB

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

Total cases by Region

DHBActiveRecoveredDeceasedTotalChange in last 24 hours
Auckland23152 1752
Bay of Plenty1037 470
Canterbury36116101620
Capital and Coast7862950
Counties Manukau17110 1270
Hawke’s Bay1430 440
Hutt Valley416 200
Lakes214 160
Mid Central130 310
Nelson Marlborough445 490
Northland424 280
South Canterbury512 170
Southern1120322160
Tair?whiti04 40
Taranaki214 160
Waikato3415111860
Wairarapa08 80
Waitemat?3418732241
West Coast04150
Whanganui09 90
Total20812521914793

Total cases in hospital by DHB

DHBTotal cases
Auckland2
Bay of Plenty1
Counties Manukau1
South Canterbury1
Waitemat?1
Total6

Note: None are in ICU as at 9:00am 1 May 2020


Epidemic Curve

Total Cases by Age and Gender

Age GroupActiveRecoveredDeceasedTotal
0 to 91024 34
10 to 198109 117
20 to 2924330 354
30 to 3937186 223
40 to 4937181 218
50 to 5932212 244
60 to 69281442174
70+326617115
Total2081252191479

Ethnicity percentages of all cases

Note: A person who identifies with more than one ethnic group is allocated to a single ethnic group in the following order of priority: Maori, Pacific, Asian and European/Other.

For a detailed break down of ethnicity and DHB region testing see Testing by region.

Transmission

Transmission type% of cases
Imported cases39%
Imported related cases32%
Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked24%
Locally acquired cases, unknown source4%
Source under investigation1%

Source: ESR EpiSurv extract as at 09:00 1 May 2020

Please note that ESR has changed the source definitions, cases have been classified by source of infection as follows:

  • Imported cases: Cases with a reported history of international travel within 14 days of onset.
  • Imported related cases: Cases that have a reported link (close contact or epidemiological link) to an imported/overseas acquired case.
  • Locally acquired cases, epidemiologically linked: Cases that have a reported link (close contact or other epidemiological link) to a locally acquired case with unknown source.
  • Locally acquired cases, unknown source: Cases that have no reported history of international travel within 14 days of onset and no recorded epidemiological link to a source case.
  • Source of infection remains under investigation whereby source of infection could not be classified due to incomplete EpiSurv case report forms. These cases are removed from further analyses in the sections below.

Lab testing and capacity

 TestsDate
Total tested yesterday5,32830 April 2020
7-day rolling average4,52324 April to 30 April 2020
Total tested to date139,89822 January to 30 April 2020
Supplies in stock59,2661 May 2020

View a detailed break down of testing by region.

COVID-19 – tests by day and cumulative

DateTests per dayTotal tests (cumulative)
22 Jan – 8 Mar 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
9-Apr452055685
10-Apr306158746
11-Apr242161167
12-Apr166062827
13-Apr157264399
14-Apr210066499
15-Apr366170160
16-Apr424174401
17-Apr467779078
18-Apr414683224
19-Apr308186305
20-Apr320389508
21-Apr528994797
22-Apr6480101277
23-Apr6961108238
24-Apr6777115015
25-Apr5966120981
26-Apr2939123920
27-Apr2146126066
28-Apr2637128703
29-Apr5867134570
30-Apr5328139898

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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