LIVE: 37 people in hospital with Covid-19
UPDATED 1.058PM: Thirty-seven people are in hospital with Covid-19 today.
All are in Auckland hospitals. Six are in ICU or high dependency units.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is giving the latest numbers at the daily media update this afternoon.
He says of those in ICU, four people are being ventilated.
"Our thoughts are with those people and their whanau, especially in Auckland where whanau are not able to visit."
Ashley is also reporting 15 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, all in the Auckland region.
He says 218 people have since recovered from the virus and there is now a total of 855 people with Covid-19 in this cluster.
|Number of new community cases||15|
|Number of new cases identified at the border||One|
|Location of new cases||Auckland|
|Location of community cases (total)||Auckland 838 (210 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (eight of whom have recovered)|
|Number of community cases (total)||*855 (in current community outbreak)|
|Cases infectious in the community||Five (25%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events|
|Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected||15 (75%) of yesterday’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked||13 of today’s cases|
|Cases to be epidemiologically linked||Two of today’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked (total)||830 (in current cluster) (25 unlinked)|
|Number of sub-clusters||Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 371; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76.
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
|Cases in hospital||37 (total): North Shore (8); Middlemore (14); Auckland (15)|
|Cases in ICU or HDU||Six|
|Confirmed cases (total)||3,473 since pandemic began|
|Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)||130 out of 1,655 since 1 Jan 2021|
|Number of contacts identified (total)||38,018|
|Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)||87%|
|Percentage with at least one test result||91%|
|Locations of interest|
|Locations of interest (total)||126 (as at 10am 5 September)|
|Number of tests (total)||3,082,577|
|Number of tests total (last 24 hours)||13,230|
|Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)||8,566|
|Tests rolling average (last 7 days)||10,855|
|Testing centres in Auckland||21|
|Wastewater detections||No unexpected detections in past 24 hours|
|COVID-19 vaccine update|
|Vaccines administered to date (total)||4,032,710; 1st doses: 2,662,131; 2nd doses: 1,370,579|
|Vaccines administered yesterday (total)||72,893; 1st doses: 49,594; 2nd doses: 23,299|
|Māori||1st doses: 245,139; 2nd doses: 120,907|
|Pacific Peoples||1st doses: 157,145; 2nd doses: 82,434|
|NZ COVID-19 tracer|
|Registered users (total)||3,169,906|
|Poster scans (total)||341,866,852|
|Manual diary entries (total)||15,654,896|
|Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday||1,018,481|
There may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions we will use data from the day before and clearly note this.
*A previously reported community case has been reclassified as a border case. The total number of cases associated with this outbreak has increased by 14 since yesterday.
New cases identified at the border
|Arrival date||From||Via||Positive test day/reason||Managed isolation/quarantine location|
|4 September||Philippines||Singapore||Day 1 / routine||Rotorua|
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield will provide an update on the current Covid-19 outbreak and the vaccine rollout.
On Tuesday, there were 21 new community cases announced. All in Auckland.
Thirty nine people were in Auckland hospitals, including six in ICU or high dependency units.
There are now 841 cases in the cluster, 824 in Auckland and 17 in Wellington.
More than 3.9 million vaccines have been administered to date, including 2.6 million first doses and 1.3 million second doses.
Tune in above to find out more about today's numbers.