9 community cases of Covid-19, all linked

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September 24, 2021

Number of new community cases Nine
Number of new cases identified at the border One historical case
Location of new community cases Auckland
Location of community cases (total) Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1114 (886 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
*Number of community cases (total) 1131 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Seven (50%) of yesterday’s *14 cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious Seven (50%) of yesterday’s *14 cases
Cases epidemiologically linked All of today’s nine cases are linked. Three are household contacts and six are contacts of known cases.
Cases to be epidemiologically linked N/A
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 1096 (in the current cluster) (14 in the past 14 days not yet epi-linked and not connected to a cluster)
Number of sub-clusters 10 epidemiologically linked sub-clusters. Of these, two are active, six are contained and two are dormant. The three largest sub-clusters are the Māngere church group: 386; and Birkdale social network cluster: 80; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 168.
There are fourteen epidemiologically unlinked sub-clusters. Of these, three are active, four are contained, seven are dormant.
Cases in hospital 13 (total): North Shore (1); Middlemore (6); Auckland (6)
Cases in ICU or HDU Three
Confirmed cases (total) 3788 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 154 out of 1970 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1053
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 93%
Percentage with at least one test result 90%
Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 140 (as at 10am 24 September)
Number of tests (total) 3,301,910
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 14,855
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) 6928
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,660
Testing centres in Auckland 21
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours
Covid-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,917,531; 1st doses: 3,192,380; 2nd doses: 1,725,151
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 49,115; 1st doses: 20,983; 2nd doses: 28,132
Māori 1st doses: 304,397; 2nd doses: 151,308
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 196,170; 2nd doses: 105,217
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total) 1,786,161; 1st doses: 1,160,058 (81%); 2nd doses: 626,103 (44%)
NZ Covid-19 tracer
Registered users (total) 3,248,447
Poster scans (total) 380,822,134
Manual diary entries (total) 16,920,270
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,573,666

*One of the 15 cases reported yesterday has been reclassified as under investigation, therefore the total number of community cases associated with this outbreak has increased by eight.

Historical case identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
17 September Serbia and Montenegro United Arab Emirates Day 1 / routine Auckland