LIVE COVID update: 23 new cases in Auckland
UPDATE: There is a total of 23 new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the community today.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says they are all in the Auckland area.
Speaking at today's media stand-up, Bloomfield says this brings the total number of cases in this outbreak to 1108.
"The good thing is 836 people have recovered."
He says there is one new case in MIQ.
"Twenty two of today's cases are epidemialogically linked, 11 are household contacts, with six in one household.
"Five are known contacts and one is a likely contact."
Bloomfied says 13 people are in hospital with the virus, two are in ICU.
Chris Hipkins says 80 per cent of the eligible populaion in Auckland have now received their first Covid shot.
September case numbers
|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 (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1,091 (818 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);|
|Number of community cases (total)||1,108 (in current community outbreak)|
|Cases infectious in the community||Seven (50%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events|
|Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious||Seven (50%) of yesterday’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked||22 of today’s cases|
|Cases to be epidemiologically linked||1 of today’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked (total)||1,080 (in current cluster) (7 unlinked from past fortnight)|
|Number of sub-clusters||Ten epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, two are active, seven are contained and one is dormant.
There are eleven epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, three are active, three are contained and five are dormant
|Cases in hospital||13 (total): Auckland (3); Middlemore (10).|
|Cases in ICU or HDU||Two|
|Confirmed cases (total)||3,763 since pandemic began|
|Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)||152 out of 1,945 since 1 Jan 2021|
|Number of active contacts being managed (total)||1,282|
|Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)||93%|
|Percentage with at least one test result||89%|
|Locations of interest|
|Locations of interest (total)||126 (as at 10am 21 September)|
|Number of tests (total)||3,267,861|
|Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours)||18,877|
|Tests rolling average (last 7 days)||13,510|
|Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours)||9780|
|Testing centres in Auckland||22|
|Wastewater detections||No unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing|
|COVID-19 vaccine update|
|Vaccines administered to date (total)||4,817,214 1st doses: 3,146,149; 2nd doses: 1,671,065|
|Vaccines administered yesterday (total)||53,721; 1st doses: 27,534 2nd doses: 26,187|
|Mâori||1st doses: 298,008 2nd doses: 145,965|
|Pacific Peoples||1st doses: 192,841 2nd doses: 102,109|
|NZ COVID-19 tracer|
|Registered users (total)||3,240,718|
|Poster scans (total)||375,582,697|
|Manual diary entries (total)||16,778,429|
|Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday||2,319,996|
Historical cases identified at the border
|Arrival date||From||Via||Positive test day/reason||Managed isolation/quarantine location|
|20 September||Canada||USA||Day 0 / routine||Wellington|
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will provide an update on the current Covid-19 outbreak and the vaccine rollout.
Yesterday, 14 new community cases of Covid-19, including a further case in Upper Hauraki, were announced.
This was a household contact who was tested yesterday, with all other cases today located in Auckland.
It takes the current number of cases in the community outbreak to 1085.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also announced a change in some Covid-19 public health rules.
Whilst she says most people have been compliant with regulations the “odd person” has broken the rules and “put others at risk”.
The maximum fine for individuals is being raised from $300 up to $4000. For businesses, the fine is being raised to a potential $12,000.
When individual fines are being handed out by the Court, the maximum figure is now $12,000, up from $1000. For companies, that maximum is now $15,000.
Tune into the livestream above to see what today's developments are.