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Covid-19: 23 new community cases

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There are 23 new community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. All of the new community cases are in Auckland.

There is one new case identified at the border and this person is in managed isolation. More than 64,000 vaccines were administered yesterday.

“There is a slight increase in today’s numbers,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“As we have said previously, some volatility is likely at this stage as we expect some changes in the numbers as day 5 and day 12 tests for contacts of cases are due, and we do further investigations of any new unlinked cases.

“This does serve as a strong reminder of the importance of following the COVID-19 Alert Level rules wherever you are, and to get tested if you have any symptoms or have been at a location of interest at the specified times.”

The new cases identified at the border arrived in NZ on September 6 from Singapore. Their full travel history is still to be confirmed. They tested positive on Day3 through routine testing and are in managed isolation in Auckland.

 

Cases

 

Number of new community cases

23

Number of new cases identified at the border

One

Location of new cases

Auckland

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 885 (279 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (10 of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

902 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

Eight (72.7%) of yesterday’s 11 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected

Three (27.3%) of yesterday’s 11 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

14 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

Nine of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

866 (in current cluster) (36 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters

Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 375; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76.
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

Cases in hospital

19 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (7); Auckland (8)

Cases in ICU or HDU

Four

Confirmed cases (total)

3,534 since the pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

136 out of 1,715 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

 

Number of contacts identified (total)

38,142

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

87%

Percentage with at least one test result

92%

Locations of interest

 

Locations of interest (total)

140 (as at 10am 11 September)

Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

3,129,329

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

15,241

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)

7,196

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

11,637

Testing centres in Auckland

21

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours

COVID-19 vaccine update

 

Vaccines administered to date (total)

4,229,000; 1st doses: 2,803,000; 2nd doses: 1,425,000

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

64,775; 1st doses: 43,788; 2nd doses: 20,987

Māori

1st doses: 260,439; 2nd doses: 125,278

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 166,863; 2nd doses: 85,360

NZ COVID-19 tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,200,188

Poster scans (total)

349,557,263

Manual diary entries (total)

15,968,302

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

2,647,893


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

 

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@Morepork

Posted on 11-09-2021 18:19 | By

Mate, you have hit the nail right on the head!! I’ve also bee saying this for months. Makes no sense at all. Close the doors until January 2022.....at least.

Stop it.

Posted on 11-09-2021 14:55 | By morepork

Given that we have had to lockdown over a million people, WHY are flights still arriving from overseas? Why don’t we just automatically seal the country if we have to seal our Cities? Until such time as "Vaccinated and pre-boarding tested ONLY" flights are implemented WHY is it OK to continue taking this unnecessary risk?