The Ministry of Health collects data about cases of COVID-19, clusters, locations of interest and testing in New Zealand.
You can get data on:
- confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19
- the number of people who have recovered
- how many people are in hospital
- cases by district health board (DHB), and by age, sex and ethnicity.
Testing data in New Zealand
The Ministry of Health publishes data on:
- lab testing and capacity
- total tests completed
- tests by day and the cumulative total
- testing rates, including testing by district health board (DHB) and ethnicity.
This data helps us measure New Zealand's recovery from COVID-19 and how to continue to respond in the best way. It also helps keep track of who is being tested, including vulnerable communities or at-risk groups with underlying health conditions.
Significant COVID-19 clusters
A significant cluster is a group of 10 or more COVID-19 cases connected through transmission and who do not all live in the same household. Clusters include both confirmed and probable cases.
Locations of interest
Locations of interest are places where someone confirmed with COVID-19 visited. If you visited a location of interest at a certain time, you may be classed as a ‘casual contact’. The Ministry of Health lists locations of interest and has advice on what you should do if you are a casual contact.
Managed isolation and quarantine data
Data and statistics about managed isolation and quarantine is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The data includes:
- daily data updates
- projected occupancy over the next 14 days
- number of people who have returned to New Zealand
- daily incident reports
- testing data and current COVID-19 cases in managed isolation and quarantine.
COVID-19 modelling reports
The Ministry of Health publishes a series of modelling reports, which help us understand the future health impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand.