12 community cases of Covid-19, 10 linked

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

September 27, 2021

Cases
Number of new community cases 12
Number of new cases identified at the border Zero
Location of new community cases Auckland
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1160 (948 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total) 1177 (in the current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Ten (56%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious Seven (39%) of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked Ten of today’s 12 cases. All 12 have been in isolation at home or in an MIQ.
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Two of today’s 12 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1,148 (in the current cluster) (Seven unlinked from the past fortnight).
Number of sub-clusters 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, four are active, nine are contained and two are dormant. There are ten epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, none are active, three are contained and seven are dormant.
Cases in hospital 13 (total): North Shore (2); Middlemore (5); Auckland (6)
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3,838 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 160 out of 2020 since 1 Jan 2021
Contacts
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 928
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 92%
Percentage with at least one test result 90%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 117 (as at 10am 27 September)
Tests
Number of tests (total) 3,336,535
Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours) 6906
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 3873
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,700
Testing centres in Auckland 23
Wastewater
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 5,045,901; 1st doses: 3,239,791; 2nd doses: 1,806,110
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 24,710; 1st doses: 8182; 2nd doses: 16,528
Māori 1st doses: 310,671; 2nd doses: 158,219
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 201,227; 2nd doses: 111,705
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total) 1,838,320; 1st doses: 1,177,179 (82%); 2nd doses: 661,141 (46%)
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total) 10,812; 1st doses: 3022; 2nd doses: 7,790
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,255,679
Poster scans (total) 387,968,030
Manual diary entries (total) 17,094,073
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,350,589

*We’re reporting one community case today that had previously been under investigation and is now confirmed, and is linked to the current outbreak. The case has now recovered. The case spent 14 days in a quarantine facility along with household members who also tested positive for Covid-19.

One of the border related cases from yesterday has now been reclassified to under investigation. The net increase of cases today is 11.

Testing Update
Testing continues across Auckland with a particular focus on Clover Park, Māngere, Favona, Ōtara, Manurewa and Mount Wellington/Sylvia Park.

In some cases, public health staff have been sending mobile testing units to areas where there have previously been cases and encouraging residents to get tested at their home.

If you do receive a knock at your door, we’d strongly encourage you to take up the opportunity to get tested and if haven’t already been vaccinated, to do so with one of the registered vaccinators on board the mobile unit.

Please get tested if you are a contact, have visited a location of interest at the specific dates and times, are connected to a suburb of interest or have any symptoms of COVID-19 – even those with very mild symptoms need to get tested and isolate at home while waiting for test results.

For these suburbs, there were 705 tests processed yesterday (26/09). Note that this number includes both asymptomatic and symptomatic tests.

For all testing locations nationwide, visit https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/