Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are providing an update on the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Supplied.
There are 20 new community cases of COVID-19 reported by the Ministry of Health today. There are three new cases in managed isolation and one historical case. More than 61,000 vaccines were administered yesterday.
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There were over 40 ‘exposure events’ reported in the Auckland community yesterday, however Dr Bloomfield says there is no wide-spread community cases in Auckland.
The historical case identified at the border arrived in NZ on September 7 from Sweden via Denmark and United Arab Emirates. They tested positive during routine testing on Day 1 and are in managed isolation in Christchurch.
All three new cases identified at the border arrived on September 4 and tested positive on day 6 during routine testing. One arrived from Serbia and Montenegro , one arrived from India, and one still has full travel history to be confirmed. All arrived via United Arab Emirates and are in managed isolation in Auckland.
Number of new community cases
Number of new cases identified at the border
Three (and one historical)
Location of new cases
Location of community cases (total)
Auckland 905 (342 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (10 of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total)
922 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community
Ten (43%) of yesterday’s 23 cases have exposure events
Cases not infectious in the community
13 (57%) of yesterday’s 23 cases
Cases epidemiologically linked
12 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked
Eight of today’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total)
888 (in current cluster) (34 unlinked)
Number of sub-clusters
Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 379; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76. There are nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
Cases in hospital
18 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (8); Auckland (6)
Cases in ICU or HDU
Confirmed cases (total)
3,557 since the pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)
140 out of 1,739 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of contacts identified (total)
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)