There are nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health confirmed in a press release on Monday, with no additional deaths.
Of the nine cases, seven are confirmed while two are probable. New Zealand's overall total of confirmed and probable cases now stands at 1440.
As of Monday, 974 people have recovered from the virus. Fourteen people are hospitalised, four less than Sunday's figures. The total includes three people in the ICU - one each in Middlemore, Dunedin and North Shore hospitals. Two of these ICU patients are in a critical condition.
There are still 16 significant clusters nationwide. Since Sunday, an additional case has been added to one of these clusters.
The country's death toll remains at 12. On Sunday, it was confirmed that a man's death in Invercargill last week was linked to the virus following a post-mortem.
On Sunday, 3081 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average is 3354. The overall total number of tests processed nationwide now stands at 86,305.
In Monday's press release, the ministry acknowledged a number of efforts regarding wider community testing by public health and primary care over the weekend.
Waitemata DHB had test sites at two supermarket locations in Mangere and Henderson on Saturday. More than 400 samples were taken and have returned negative results. This is similar to the results from previous testing in Queenstown and in locations across the Waikato.
Targeted community testing is an integral part of the ministry's ongoing surveillance against COVID-19, helping to assure officials and the public that undetected community transmission isn't occuring.
As of Monday, 54 percent of New Zealand's 1440 cases had contact with a known COVID-19 case.
Thirty-nine percent of cases have been linked to overseas travel, while 4 percent are considered cases of community transmission.
The source of 2 percent of cases remains under investigation.
Cases by ethnicity
Of New Zealand's 1440 confirmed and probable cases, 1059 are classified as European or Other; 165 are Asian; 123 are Maori; 66 are Pasifika and 27 are of an unknown ethnicity.
Cases by age and gender
The age group with the highest number of cases is the 20-29-year-old bracket, with 344 of New Zealand's confirmed and probable cases falling under this demographic. There are 238 cases aged 50-59; 218 cases aged 30-39; 211 cases aged 40-49; 169 cases aged 60-69; 114 cases aged 10-19; 111 cases aged 70-and-over and 34 cases aged 0-9.
There are 792 cases who are females and 645 cases who are males. The gender of three cases is not specified.
Where are the cases?
Cases in each DHB, ordered by the overall number of cases recorded
- Southern: 45 active, 170 recovered, 1 dead. Total: 216
- Waitematā: 74 active, 138 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 212
- Auckland: 43 active, 142 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 185
- Waikato: 87 active, 97 recovered, 1 dead. Total: 185
- Canterbury: 65 active, 81 recovered, 7 dead. Total: 153
- Counties Manukau: 25 active, 86 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 111
- Capital and Coast: 29 active, 62 recovered, 2 dead. Total: 93
- Nelson-Marlborough: 7 active, 41 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 48
- Bay of Plenty: 13 active, 33 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 46
- Hawke's Bay: 17 active, 24 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 41
- Mid Central: 4 active, 27 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 31
- Northland: 17 active, 11 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 28
- Hutt Valley: 5 active, 15 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 20
- Lakes: 5 active, 11 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 16
- South Canterbury: 10 active, 6 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 16
- Taranaki: 3 active, 11 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 14
- Wairarapa: 0 active, 8 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 8
- Whanganui: 1 active, 7 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 8
- West Coast: 1 active, 3 recovered, 1 dead. Total: 5
- Tairawhiti: 3 active, 1 recovered, 0 dead. Total: 4