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Covid-19: 20 new cases, four in MIQ

All of New Zealand, excluding Auckland, is at alert level 3, with Auckland in level 4. Photo: File.

There are 20 new community cases of COVID-19 announced today.  There are also four new cases in managed isolation, and one historical case. Over 76,000 vaccines were administered yesterday.

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing an update on the Covid-19 lockdown today.  

All of New Zealand, excluding Auckland, is at alert level 3, with Auckland in level 4. Cabinet is due to review alert levels for the country on Monday, with Auckland’s settings being reviewed the following Monday.

 

Cases

 

Number of new community cases

20

Number of new cases identified at the border

Four

Location of new cases

Auckland

Location of community cases (total)

*Auckland 784 (79 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (three of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

801 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

Six (30%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected

14 (70%) of yesterday’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

17 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

Three of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

774 (in current cluster) (27 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters

Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 356; and Birkdale social network cluster: 75.
And six epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

Cases in hospital

38 (total): North Shore (9); Middlemore (16); Auckland (13)

Cases in ICU or HDU

Six

Confirmed cases (total)

3,412 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

128 out of 1,594 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

 

Number of contacts identified (total)

38,120

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

86%

Percentage with at least one test result

90%

Locations of interest

 

Locations of interest (total)

136 (as at 10am 5 September)

*Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

3,057,343

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

9,238

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)

2,592

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

15,148

Testing centres in Auckland

22

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in past 24 hours.

COVID-19 vaccine update

 

Vaccines administered to date (total)

3,850,611; 1st doses: 2,537,434; 2nd doses: 1,313,176

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

76,812; 1st doses: 54,408; 2nd doses: 22,404

Māori

1st doses: 232,577; 2nd doses: 116,490

Pacific Peoples

1st doses:149,536; 2nd doses: 79,510

NZ COVID-19 tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,148,302

Poster scans (total)

338,720,468

Manual diary entries (total)

15,380,675

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

1,059,837


The Ministry of Health advise that there may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions they will use data from the day before and clearly note this.

*A previously reported case has been reclassified as not a case.

A previously reported border case from July has been reclassified as historical. This case was a crew member on board the Playa Zahara who has now left the country.

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

23 August

USA

Direct

Day 12 / routine

Auckland

28 August

Afghanistan

Australia

Day 6 / routine

Auckland

15 August

Philippines

Australia

Day 2 / routine

Auckland

TBC

Full travel history to be confirmed

 

Day 1 / routine

Auckland

 

There were 20 community cases in Auckland announced on Saturday, all linked to the Delta outbreak. On Saturday, it was also reported that a woman in her 90s with Covid-19 and underlying health conditions had died in hospital.

 

It is the first Covid-related death in New Zealand since February and the woman becomes the 27th person to die of the virus in the country.

 

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