14 community cases of Covid-19

MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

September 15, 2021

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 sub-clusters. The three largest sub-clusters 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 sub-clusters.
Cases in hospital 20 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (11); Auckland (6)
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3981 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 147 out of 1807 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 September 7, 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

* We now have 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 our 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.

We saw an increase in testing in Auckland yesterday – with 10,341 swabs taken yesterday, up from 7057 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.