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Covid-19: 20 new cases, three in MIQ

Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are providing an update on the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Supplied.

There are 20 new community cases of COVID-19 reported by the Ministry of Health today. There are three new cases in managed isolation and one historical case. More than 61,000 vaccines were administered yesterday.

The Government has secured an extra half a million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Denmark that will start arriving in New Zealand within days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The Prime Minister and Dr Ashley Bloomfield have fronted Sunday's 1pm Covid-19 update briefing - click on video to follow the live update.

There were over 40 ‘exposure events’ reported in the Auckland community yesterday, however Dr Bloomfield says there is no wide-spread community cases in Auckland.

The historical case identified at the border arrived in NZ on September 7 from Sweden via Denmark and United Arab Emirates. They tested positive during routine testing on Day 1 and are in managed isolation in Christchurch.

All three new cases identified at the border arrived on September 4 and tested positive on day 6 during routine testing. One arrived from Serbia and Montenegro , one arrived from India, and one still has full travel history to be confirmed. All arrived via United Arab Emirates and are in managed isolation in Auckland.

 

Cases

 

Number of new community cases

20

Number of new cases identified at the border

Three (and one historical)

Location of new cases

Auckland

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 905 (342 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (10 of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

922 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

Ten (43%) of yesterday’s 23 cases have exposure events

Cases not infectious in the community

13 (57%) of yesterday’s 23 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

12 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

Eight of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

888 (in current cluster) (34 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters

Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 379; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76. There are nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

Cases in hospital

18 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (8); Auckland (6)

Cases in ICU or HDU

Four

Confirmed cases (total)

3,557 since the pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

140 out of 1,739 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

 

Number of contacts identified (total)

38,538

Percentage who have received an 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)

133 (as at 10am 12 September)

Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

3,140,288

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

10,958

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)

4,928

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

11,884

Testing centres in Auckland

19

Wastewater

 

Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours

COVID-19 vaccine update

 

Vaccines administered to date (total)

4,291,272; 1st doses: 2,841,961; 2nd doses: 1,449,311

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

61,810; 1st doses: 38,617; 2nd doses: 23,193

Māori

1st doses: 263,921; 2nd doses: 127,009

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 171,158; 2nd doses: 87,335

NZ COVID-19 tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,206,211

Poster scans (total)

352,002,725

Manual diary entries (total)

16,047,758

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

2,600,276

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.

Auckland is at level 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday, September 14. Cabinet is set to meet Monday to look at changes to that level. The rest of New Zealand is in alert level 2.

Contact tracing locations of interest are being updated throughout the day.

Testing location details are here.

More than 250,000 extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine have arrived in Auckland from Spain.

Support for businesses is available at lower alert levels. More information is available here.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or a cold or flu, stay home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116

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