Covid-19: 14 new community cases all in Auckland

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield and Chris Hipkins is fronting today's media standup.

There are 14 new community cases of Covid-19 today, reported by the Ministry of Health. 

There are three historical cases which are in managed isolation. More than 62,000 vaccines were administered in NZ yesterday.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing an update on the current Covid-19 outbreak and the vaccine rollout.

Tune into the livestream above.

 

Cases

 

Number of new community cases

14

Number of new cases identified at the border

3 historical cases

Location of new cases

Auckland

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 966 (441 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (15 of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

983 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

Three (19%) of yesterday’s 15 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

13 (81%) of yesterday’s 15 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

14 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

0 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

947 (in current cluster) (8 in past 14 days unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters

Nine epidemiologically linked subclusters. The three largest subclusters are the Māngere church group: 381; and Birkdale social network cluster: 77; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 164.
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

Cases in hospital

20 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (11); Auckland (6)

Cases in ICU or HDU

Four

Confirmed cases (total)

3,981 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

147 out of 1,807 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts*

 

Number of active contacts being managed (total):

970

Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)

95%

Percentage with at least one test result

90%

Locations of interest

 

Locations of interest (total)

135 (as at 10am 11 September)

Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

3,173,328

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

15,105

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)

10,150

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

13,009

Testing centres in Auckland

23

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

One unexpected detection from Snells Beach (from 7 September, delay due to logistical issue), additional testing underway.

COVID-19 vaccine update

 

Vaccines administered to date (total)

4,444,065; 1st doses: 2,937,591; 2nd doses: 1,506,474

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

62,155; 1st doses: 39,437; 2nd doses: 22,718

Māori

1st doses: 274,022; 2nd doses: 131,725

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 177,483; 2nd doses: 90,957

NZ COVID-19 tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,218,225

Poster scans (total)

358,863,106

Manual diary entries (total)

16,294,101

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

2,338,860


* There are now 996 contacts under active management. This is a change from reporting total contacts across the whole outbreak. The number of contacts under active management has fallen considerably over the past two weeks, as the majority of the contacts had exposures more than 18 days ago and have been closed.

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

8 September

India

Serbia & Montenegro

Day 0 / routine

Christchurch

8 September

India

Serbia & Montenegro

Day 3 / routine

Christchurch

9 September

USA

Direct flight

Day 0 / routine

Christchurch


Testing reminder
“Thank you to everyone in Auckland who has come forward to be tested,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“We saw an increase in testing in Auckland yesterday – with 10,341 swabs taken yesterday, up from 7,057 the day before.

“We are continuing to remind people across Auckland to get tested if you have symptoms, or if you have no symptoms but are invited to be tested, especially if you live in and around Mt Eden, Massey, Favona, Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Māngere and Manurewa.”




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