Data & Statistics

Cook Islands COVID-19
data and statistics

The Cook Islands Government collects and publishes a range of data and statistics
about the Cook Islands' response to COVID-19.

Cook Islands COVID-19 cases

The first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Cook Islands
on the 13th February, 2022. Since then over 5,000 cases have been reported across 6 islands.

Last updated: 9 Aug 2022 at 5am


Total Cases


Active Cases


New cases reported from 05-07 August 2022 (weekends)

4 – Rarotonga
1 – Mangaia



Testing for COVID-19

PCR taken since 13 February 2022.
RAT taken since 8 March 2022

Last updated: 7 July 2022 at 10am


Tests in the last 24 hours


Total tests

COVID-19 deaths and hospitalisations

Total number of COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalisations in the Cook Islands.

Last updated: 25 May 2022 at 10am


Cases in hospital


Total deaths

Total cases by location
Location Active Recovered Deceased Total
Rarotonga 11 5,075 0 5,086
Aitutaki 3 585 1 589
Atiu 0 170 0 170
Mauke 0 68 0 68
Mitiaro 0 1 0 1
Tongareva 0 3 0 3
Mangaia 9 209 0 218

More Information

Testing and Isolating+

  • Testing in Rarotonga will take place at the 5 Public Health Clinics from Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.
  • Weekend testing will take place at the Tupapa Primary Care, 9am to 3pm.
  • The Arataki airport testing station will also be open during Air Rarotonga’s operating hours for a fee of $10.
  • All daily RAT tests conducted at each location/organisation must be recorded using the RAT Testing Summary Form
  • All positive cases that are identified daily must be recorded using the RAT Test Positive Case Form.
  • All positive cases will need to undergo isolation. For more information: Isolation and Quarantine

Public Health Measures+

  • The Public Health Measures under the COVID-19 Safe Framework outline how the Cook Islands will operate.
  • It is important that you are actively aware of these Public Health Measures to keep yourself and others safe.
  • For more info visit: Public Health Measures.

Cook Islands COVID-19 Vaccination
data and statistics

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and voluntary for eligible residents in the Cook Islands, regardless of their visa or citizenship status.

With the support of the New Zealand Government, we managed to secure sufficient Pfizer vaccines to provide full coverage for all our eligible population.

Vaccinations uptake in the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands had a staggered rollout program for COVID-19 Vaccinations for the eligible population

  • The Vaccination rollout for 16+ year olds began on the 17 May 2021
  • The Vaccination rollout for 12-15 year olds began on the 8 October 2021
  • The Vaccination rollout for 5-11 year olds began on the 3 February 2022

Eligible 12yrs+ population: 13,210

Eligible 5yrs+ population: 2,083

Last updated: 10 May 2022 at 8am

13,250 (99%)

Eligible population 12yrs+ with 1 dose

1,783 (86%)

Eligible population 5-11yrs with 1 dose

13,012 (99%)

Eligible population 12yrs+ with 2 doses

1,673 (80%)

Eligible population 5-11yrs with 2 doses

10,062 (76%)

Eligible population 16yrs+ with 3 doses

0 (0%)

Eligible population 5-15yrs with 3 doses


Total doses administered

More Information

Eligibility Criteria for COVID-19 Vaccinations+

  • The Pfizer vaccine is free and voluntary to eligible residents in the Cook Islands, regardless of their visa or citizenship status.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your family and our islands from the effects of the virus. It’s one way we can fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect our welfare and wellbeing.

Eligibility Criteria for 1st Vaccination Dose

  • Available to those aged 5+ or older

Eligibility Criteria for 2nd Vaccination Dose

  • Available to those aged 12+ or older
  • Has Been 14+ days since receiving your 1st dose

Eligibility Criteria for 3rd Vaccination Dose

  • Available to those aged 18 years and older
  • Have had a 4 month interval since 2nd dose

Vaccination Certificates+

  • Vaccination Certificates are free for everyone in the Cook Islands
  • Vaccination Certificates can be obtained from the Rarotonga Hospital. Contact 22664 for information

Quick Facts

Advice Blocks
Its Pfizer
COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Pfizer vaccine is available in the Cook Islands.

Its Free
Quick Facts

It is free to eligible people in the Cook Islands.

Its Voluntary
Quick Facts

It is voluntary to receive the vaccine.

Two doses
Vaccine Doses

You will need to get 2 separate vaccine doses for the best protection. A 3rd booster shot is also recommended.


Vaccination Update 3 - Getting ready for your vaccination

Public Notice 1: Rarotonga COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

FAQs with Dr. Teariki Puni

Vaccination Update 2 – What to expect

Vaccine Update 1 – Important numbers to call