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33 community cases of Covid-19; positive cases in the Waikato

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October 3, 2021

Of the 33 new cases, one is from Raglan in the Waikato. Another case (which is connected to the Raglan case) reported publicly today, is located in Hamilton East and is not included in today’s figures due to the time of reporting. This case will be included in tomorrow’s data. The Waikato cases are unvaccinated. Of the Auckland cases, 18 are linked.


The Ministry of Health has been notified of two new positive Covid-19 community cases in Waikato.

One case is in Raglan and the other is in Hamilton East.

The case in Raglan is self-isolating at this stage and will be moved to a quarantine facility. The Waikato District Health Board is today carrying out further interviews with this person.

This case was tested on October 1 after feeling unwell. Their infectious period is determined to be from September 27.

This person has three household contacts who are also isolating.

A pop-up testing centre will be operating at the Raglan Rugby Grounds car park on Cross Street from midday and anyone in Raglan with symptoms is urged to please get a test today.

The second case is a known contact of the Raglan case and was tested after becoming unwell. This person, who lives in Hamilton, was transferred safely to Waikato Hospital where they are being treated for Covid-19-related symptoms.

Their household contacts are currently self-isolating.

The testing centres at the Founders Theatre car park in Hamilton CBD will have additional capacity added today and a pop-up centre at the Claudelands Event Centre will be set up.
Anyone in Hamilton who has Covid-19 symptoms is asked to please get tested, and isolate until you receive your result.

There are also walk-in vaccinations available in Hamilton today at the super-site at Te Awa – The Base, as well as other sites around the city.

Potential links with both cases to the Auckland outbreak are being worked through.

A number of exposure events for both cases are in the process of being worked through by public health staff. Any that are locations of interest will be listed on the Ministry of Health website.

More information on the case will be released later today.

For a list of all testing centres open today, please visit Healthpoint.

*Number of new community cases 33
Number of new cases identified at the border Zero
Location of new community cases Auckland (32), Waikato (1)
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including four cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,309 (1,061 of whom have recovered); Waikato 2; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total) 1,328 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Fourteen of yesterday’s 27 cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious Thirteen of yesterday’s 27 cases
Cases epidemiologically linked Eighteen of today’s 33 cases.
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Fifteen of today’s 33 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1,283 (in the current cluster) (23 unlinked from the past fortnight).
Number of sub-clusters 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, six are active, two are contained and seven are dormant. There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, five are active, one is contained and eight are dormant.
Cases in hospital 26 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (13); Auckland (9); Waikato (1)
Cases in ICU or HDU Three
Confirmed cases (total) 3,995 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 163 out of 2,178 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 985
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 80%
Percentage with at least one test result 72%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 100 (as at 9am 3 October)
Number of tests (total) 3,436,459
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 16,915
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 7,880
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 15,261
Testing centres in Auckland 19
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 5,319,381; 1st doses: 3,321,136; 2nd doses: 1,998,245
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 50,067; 1st doses: 12,776; 2nd doses: 37,291
Mâori 1st doses: 322,523; 2nd doses: 175,905
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 208,390; 2nd doses: 124,358
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total) 1,937,898: 1st doses: 1,203,152 (84%); 2nd doses: 734,746 (51%)
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total) 21,567: 1st doses: 4,554; 2nd doses: 17,013
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,267,858
Poster scans (total) 402,783,558
Manual diary entries (total) 17,446,244
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,593,401


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