14 community cases of Covid-19

September 21, 2021

Cases
Number of new community cases * 14
Number of new cases identified at the border One historical case
Location of new cases Auckland, Upper Hauraki
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki*) 1068 (773 of whom have recovered);  Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
Number of community cases (total) 1085 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Nine (41%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious 10 (45%) of yesterday’s  cases
Cases epidemiologically linked 13 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked One of today’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1054 (in current cluster) (10 unlinked from past fortnight)
Number of sub-clusters Ten epidemiologically linked sub-clusters. Of these, two are active, seven are contained and one is dormant.
There are eleven epidemiologically unlinked sub-clusters. Of these, three are active, three are contained and five are dormant
Cases in hospital 15 (total): North Shore (1); Auckland (4); Middlemore (10).
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3739 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 152 out of 1921 since 1 Jan 2021
Contacts
Number of active contacts being managed (total) 1375
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 87%
Percentage with at least one test result 84%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 135 (as at 10am 21 September)
Tests
Number of tests (total) 3,248,982
Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours) 8346
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 12,971
Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours) 8588
Testing centres in Auckland 24
Wastewater
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,762,679; 1st doses: 3,118,082; 2nd doses: 1,644,597
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 50,196; 1st doses: 24,522; 2nd doses: 25,674
Mâori 1st doses: 294,099; 2nd doses: 143,416
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 190,538, 2nd doses: 100,575
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,237,146
Poster scans (total) 373,119,386
Manual diary entries (total) 16,706,087
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,127,881

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
17 September United States of America Direct flight Day 0 / routine Christchurch

*Today’s cases
Today’s number of community cases includes one positive result from Upper Hauraki. This was a household contact who was tested yesterday.

Two previously confirmed cases from Saturday and from yesterday have now been reclassified as under investigation. As a result, today’s net increase is 13 cases.