75 new cases, over 84,000 vaccinated yesterday

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

As part of the now established rhythm of providing information about the current cluster, the Ministry of Health’s daily 1pm statement is focusing on the data reporting on key actions being taken to support the COVID-19 response from the health sector.

The explanation about the actions in the COVID-19 response and the context for the data have been provided by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield at today's 1pm live update. Tune in above to watch what he has to say.



Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new cases

Auckland (74); Wellington (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 671; Wellington 16

Number of community cases (total)

687 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

25% of yesterday’s cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected

75% of yesterday’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

25 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

50 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

632 (in current cluster) (55 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters

Seven. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 320; and Birkdale social network cluster: 73

Cases in hospital

32 (total): North Shore (5); Middlemore (13); Auckland (14).

Cases in ICU or HDU


Confirmed cases (total)

3,288 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

126 out of 1,472 since 1 Jan 2021



Number of contacts identified (total)


Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)


Percentage with at least one test result


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

344 (as at 9am 1 September)



Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in past 24 hours

Whole genome sequencing


Links to current outbreak

461 cases to date have been sequenced with 41 genomes

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (total)

3.5m; 1st doses: 2.29m; 2nd doses: 1.21m

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

84,971; 1st doses: 57,733; 2nd doses: 27,238


1st doses: 208,854; 2nd doses: 108,639

Pacific Peoples

1st doses:134,701; 2nd doses: 74,157

NZ COVID-19 tracer


Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


New cases identified at the border

There is one new positive case identified today at the border. This case arrived in NZ on August 28.  Their full travel history has not yet been obtained however they arrived via Qatar and tested positive on Day 3 during routine

There are reports that a Springhall prison guard has tested positive for the virus.

Corrections’ regional commissioner for the central region Terry Buffery sent an email to all staff shortly after midday yesterday advising them of the positive case, reports Stuff.

“Last (Monday) night we were advised that a staff member at Spring Hill Corrections Facility tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote.

“The staff member is fully vaccinated, and has not displayed any symptoms. It is important to note that no other site is impacted at the moment.

“The staff member worked at the prison during the day on Saturday, and that evening was advised that he had a link to a location of interest. He was tested on Sunday and has been isolating since.”

It is understood the prison worker lives in Auckland.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield provided the latest numbers at today's 1pm live update. Tune in above to watch what he has to say.

Meanwhile, New Zealand is once again split along a Covid-19 border with police checkpoints in operation at the boundaries of alert levels 3 and 4.

The country south of Auckland is in lockdown level 3 and the checkpoints at five locations on the city's southern boundaries have been running since 11pm yesterday.

Only those with exemptions to travel for essential reasons are able to travel through.

The Road Transport Forum is advising freight and stock-truck drivers to have their paperwork ready at the Auckland-Waikato border to avoid long delays.

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Posted on 01-09-2021 17:57 | By

They were all clambering to be on telly a couple of weeks ago. Coming out of the woodwork with their expert graphs and models. Noticeably absent the last few days. All gone running for the hills to leave Sir Ash to try and sell the numbers game. Hahaha


Posted on 01-09-2021 14:50 | By

These figures are not in the expert modellers plan, no matter what graph you hold up from back in the day. We are predictably going along like NSW. It won’t be “stamped out” as Cindy so arrogantly predicted. We can look forward to Level 3 or 4 until next year at least. “We don’t need the vaccines yet” she said. Hahaha