16 new cases in the community, 3 unlinked

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

September 25, 2021

Cases
Number of new community cases * 16 (In addition, there is one historical community case not associated to the current outbreak)
Number of new cases identified at the border One historical case
Location of new cases Auckland
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1129 (903 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
Number of community cases (total) 1146 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Two (22%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious Three (33%) of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked 13 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Three of today’s cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1114 (in current cluster) (10 unlinked from past fortnight)
Number of sub-clusters Ten epidemiologically linked sub-clusters. Of these, two are active, six are contained and two is dormant.
All cases in one of the largest sub-clusters – the Birkdale Social Network – have now recovered.
There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked sub-clusters. Of these, three are active, four are contained and seven are dormant
Cases in hospital 13 (total): North Shore (1); Auckland (7); Middlemore (5).
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3,806 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) * 157 out of 1988 since 1 Jan 2021
Contacts
Number of active contacts being managed (total) 1044
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 90%
Percentage with at least one test result 90%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 134 (as at 10am 25 September)
Tests
Number of tests (total) 3,316,187
Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours) 14,277
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,924
Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours) 7502
Testing centres in Auckland 20
Wastewater
Wastewater detections No new unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,968,935; 1st doses: 3,211,763 2nd doses: 1,757,172
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 50,600; 1st doses: 18,981; 2nd doses: 31,619
Māori 1st doses: 307,040; 2nd doses: 154,162
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 198,007; 2nd doses: 107,425
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,251,114
Poster scans (total) 383,461,689
Manual diary entries (total) 16,982,911
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,686,748

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
22 August Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Self-notification / routine testing of border staff Not applicable