Coronavirus: Breaking down locations, ages of New Zealand's 112 active cases

As Auckland basks in its first weekend of alert level 2.5 and the rest of the country remains at level 2, the total number of active cases nationwide sits at 112.

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, with two being community cases connected to the Auckland August cluster and a single imported case. New Zealand has now recorded 1767 confirmed or probable cases, of which 1416 were confirmed.

Two COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours - taking our total to 24 - and one person has recovered.

After Friday's update, New Zealand had 112 active cases. Considering the three new cases on Saturday as well as the two tragic deaths and recovery of one person, the active case total therefore remains the same.

Of the 112 active cases, 38 were detected in isolation facilities and 74 are community cases. A total of 155 cases have been connected to the Auckland August cluster, with 73 still active.


Figures from the Ministry of Health show that of the 112 active cases in New Zealand, 23 are located in the Auckland DHB, 28 are found in Counties Manukau, 22 in Waitemata, 1 in Waikato, and 38 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities. 

When cases are detected in the community, arrangements are made to have the individuals moved to a quarantine facility where possible. This is intended to stop the virus flowing on to other people in the individuals' household. Family members can also move into these facilities.

As of Saturday, 77 people linked to the cluster are in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 60 people who tested positive for COVID-19. Others may be in hospital or specific bespoke arrangements set up for their needs and with tight security.

Two people with COVID-19 are currently in hospital, down four on Friday. One is in intensive care in Waikato Hospital and one is on a North Shore Hospital ward.


There are 32 active cases aged under 20 years old, with 14 between 0 and 9, and 18 aged between 10 and 19. Twenty-two cases are in their twenties, 27 are in their thirties, 12 are in their forties and 14 are in their fifties.

There are just two cases aged between 60 and 69, another two between 70 and 79 and a single case aged between 80 and 89.

The ministry provides a breakdown of the ages of all Auckland August cluster cases, including those no longer considered active. 

0 to 9 - 15

10 to 19 - 33

20 to 29 - 26

30 to 39 - 24

40 to 49 - 25

50 to 59 - 21

60 to 69 - 5

70+ - 6.


Of all of New Zealand's recorded cases, 62 percent (1091) are European or Other, 16 percent (276) are Asian, 10 percent are Pacific Peoples (170), 10 percent (168) are Māori, 3 percent (52) are Middle Eastern/Latin American/African and the rest are unknown.

When looking at the ethnicity breakdown of the Auckland August cluster, the significant impact it has had within Pacific and Māori communities becomes clear.

Pacific Peoples account for 61 percent (94) of the cluster cases, Māori make up 22 percent (34) and Other is 17 percent (27).

"Prioritised ethnicity classification is used for reporting purposes," the Ministry of Health says.

"Each case is allocated to a single ethnic group based on the ethnic groups they have identified with, which are, in order of priority: Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, MELAA (Middle Eastern / Latin American / African) and European/Other. This means that if a person identifies as being Māori and New Zealand European, the person is counted as Māori."