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MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE

September 28, 2021

Cases
Number of new community cases 8
Number of new cases identified at the border 4 cases (including 1 historical)
Location of new community cases Auckland
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1168 (965 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total) 1185 (in the current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Five (42%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious Six (50%) of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked Seven of today’s 8 cases are contacts of existing cases.
Cases to be epidemiologically linked One of today’s 8 cases Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1156 (in the current cluster) (Seven unlinked from the past fortnight).
Number of sub-clusters 15 epidemiologically linked sub-clusters. Of these, four are active, nine are contained and two are dormant. There are ten epidemiologically unlinked sub-clusters. Of these, none are active, three are contained and seven are dormant.
Cases in hospital 14 (total): North Shore (2); Middlemore (6); Auckland (6)
Cases in ICU or HDU Three
Confirmed cases (total) 3,848 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 159 out of 2030 since 1 Jan 2021
Contacts
Number of open contacts being managed (total): 982
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 93%
Percentage with at least one test result 88%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 108 (as at 10am 28 September)
Tests
Number of tests (total) 3,346,490
Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours) 9955
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 7562
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,929
Testing centres in Auckland 22
Wastewater
Wastewater detections A positive sample was detected in Tauranga on 23 September. Further testing is underway with results expected later this week.
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 5,087,231; 1st doses: 3,252,825; 2nd doses: 1,834,406
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 40,706; 1st doses: 12,641; 2nd doses: 28,065
Māori 1st doses: 312,332; 2nd doses: 160,664
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 202,228; 2nd doses: 113,218
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total) 1,853,576; 1st doses: 1,181,645 (82%); 2nd doses: 671,931 (47%)
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total) 15,163; 1st doses: 4,413; 2nd doses: 10,750
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,3,257,830
Poster scans (total) 390,291,961
Manual diary entries (total) 17,154,738
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 1,527,097

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
14 September UK United Arab Emirates Day 12/ Routine Auckland
21 September Russia United Arab Emirates Day 3 / contact of a case Auckland
25 September Singapore Direct Day 1 / routine Auckland

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
22 September Cambodia Singapore Day 3 / routine Christchurch

Wastewater and Testing

ESR has reported one positive detection in wastewater in Tauranga from a sample collected on September 23.

Follow up samples from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui were taken this morning (September 28) with results expected later this week (Thursday).

Additional samples are also being taken from nearby areas including Paeroa, Waihi Beach, Katikati, Matamata, Te Puke and Maketu.

Given we are dealing with the Delta variant, we are asking people in the Greater Tauranga area – including Mt Maunganui, to get a test if they are symptomatic, or have been at a location of interest in the Tauranga, Waikato, Auckland, or Upper Hauraki areas. A reminder that the Locations of Interest are on the Ministry’s website.

Testing centres in the area will be open extended hours today, and additional testing centres will be established tomorrow to manage increased demand. You can find the locations of testing centres in these areas on Healthpoint.co.nz.

Workers who travel frequently across the Auckland boundary are asked to please check that they are up to date with their regular testing; remember if you have any symptoms, isolate and get a test.

Testing continues across Auckland with a particular focus on Clover Park, Māngere, Favona, Ōtara, Manurewa and Mount Wellington/Sylvia Park.

For all testing locations nationwide, visit https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/

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