133 Molesworth Street
PO Box 5013
+64 4 496 2000
1 December 2021
By email: [FYI request #15879 email]
Tēnā koe Sue
Response to your request for official information
Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) on 24 June 2021
“How many of these positive tests have returned a cycle threshold of 35 or more?"”
On 6 July 2021, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) communicated a decision on your request
and withheld this part of your request under section 9(2)(a) of the Act, to protect the privacy of
natural persons. Following your complaint to the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman’s final
opinion, the Ministry is now in a position to release this information to you.
Please find attached an excel spreadsheet detailing a list of all CT values available to the
Ministry for COVID-19 cases.
I trust this fulfils your request. Under section 28(3) of the Act, you have the right to ask the
Ombudsman to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [email address]
or by calling 0800 802 602.
Please note that this response, with your personal details removed, may be published on the
Ministry of Health website at: www.health.govt.nz/about-ministry/information-releases.
Nāku noa, nā
Gill Hall Group Manger, COVID-19 Science and Insights
COVID-19 Health System Response