19 community cases of Covid-19, 5 of them unlinked

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

September 30, 2021

Cases
Number of new community cases 19
Number of new cases identified at the border Three new cases and three historical cases.
Location of new community cases * Auckland (18); Waikato (1)
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,231 (975 of whom have recovered); Waikato 1; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total) 1,249 (in the current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community 20 (44%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious 25 (56%) of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked 14 of today’s 19 cases are linked.
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Five of today’s 19 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1,212 (in the current cluster) (15 unlinked from the past fortnight).
Number of sub-clusters 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, three are active, eight are contained and four are dormant. There are 12 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, two are active, three are contained and seven are dormant.
Cases in hospital 18 (total): North Shore (2) Middlemore (8); Auckland (8)
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3,917 since pandemic began.
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) * 162 out of 2,099 since 1 Jan 2021
Contacts
Number of open contacts being managed (total): 911
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 88%
Percentage with at least one test result 79%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 93 (as at 10am 30 September)
Tests
Number of tests (total) 3,378,464
Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours) 16,537
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 10,751
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,058
Testing centres in Auckland 22
Wastewater
Wastewater detections * There are no new unexpected wastewater detections. Latest results of samples taken from Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have come back undetected.
COVID-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 5,174,210; 1st doses: 3,281,176; 2nd doses: 1,893,034
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 40,874 1st doses: 13,914; 2nd doses: 26,960
Māori 1st doses: 316,515; 2nd doses: 166,337
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 204,267; 2nd doses: 116,274
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total) 1,881,361; 1st doses: 1,189,781 (83%); 2nd doses: 691,580 (48%)
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total) 13,085; 1st doses: 3,924; 2nd doses: 9,161
NZ COVID-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,262,168
Poster scans (total) 395,306,266
Manual diary entries (total) 17,278,198
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,429,079

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
20 September United States of America Direct Day 8 / development of symptoms Wellington
25 September Russia Full travel history to be determined Day 3 / contact of a case Auckland
29 September Russia United Arab Emirates Day 0 / routine Auckland

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
16 September India United Arab Emirates Day 0 / routine Auckland
20 September Fiji Direct Day 1 / routine Auckland
26 September Russia Japan Day 0 / routine Hamilton

*Wastewater detections
Latest results of samples taken from Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have come back undetected. Further test results are expected in the coming days

*Today’s cases
One positive case is being reported in a student from Mangatangi School in Upper Hauraki who has been isolating at home for the past 10 days.

The positive result was returned as a result of a day 12 test.

The student at Mangatangi school in Upper Hauraki is one of 96 day-12 tests of school students or teachers.  We have 95 negative results returned and one test is still being arranged.

The Ministry’s assessment is that as the latest case has been in isolation at home the risk of spread is currently regarded as low.  The student is being transferred to a quarantine facility today.

In this instance the case is formally recorded as being in the Waikato DHB area, however it is right on the boundary with Counties Manakau DHB which is where the previous four Upper Hauraki cases have been recorded.

*Historical cases
Today there are three new historical cases at the border, increasing historical case count to 162.