COVID-19: 33 new community cases include Waikato

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be providing a Covid case update at 1pm. Photo: File.

There are 33 new community cases of COVID-19 announced today. Of these 32 are Auckland-based and one case is in Waikato.


There are no new cases identified at the border. There were more than 50,000 vaccines administered on Saturday.


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the DirectorGeneral of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are speaking at a live press conference at 1pm today following the announcement of new community cases of COVID-19.


There are 26 cases in hospital, with three in North Shore Hospital, 13 in Middlemore, nine in Auckland and one in Waikato Hospital.  Three of the cases are in ICU or HDU.


On Saturday an Auckland truck driver who travelled to Palmerston North for work has tested positive for Covid-19 and two new positive COVID-19 community cases were detected in Waikato. One of the Waikato cases has been moved to a quarantine facility in Auckland.



*Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases

Auckland (32), Waikato (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland (including four cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,309 (1,061 of whom have recovered); Waikato 2; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

1,328 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

Fourteen of yesterday’s 27 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

Thirteen of yesterday’s 27 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

Eighteen of today’s 33 cases.

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

Fifteen of today’s 33 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

1,283 (in the current cluster) (23 unlinked from the past fortnight).

Number of sub-clusters

15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, six are active, two are contained and seven are dormant. There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, five are active, one is contained and eight are dormant.

Cases in hospital

26 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (13); Auckland (9); Waikato (1)

Cases in ICU or HDU


Confirmed cases (total)

3,995 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

163 out of 2,178 since 1 Jan 2021



Number of active contacts being managed (total):


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


Percentage with at least one test result


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

100 (as at 9am 3 October)



Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (total)

5,319,381; 1st doses: 3,321,136; 2nd doses: 1,998,245

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

50,067; 1st doses: 12,776; 2nd doses: 37,291


1st doses: 322,523; 2nd doses: 175,905

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 208,390; 2nd doses: 124,358

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)

1,937,898: 1st doses: 1,203,152 (84%); 2nd doses: 734,746 (51%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)

21,567: 1st doses: 4,554; 2nd doses: 17,013

NZ COVID-19 tracer


Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


*One case reported publicly today, located in Hamilton East, is not included in today’s figures due to the time of reporting. This case will be included in tomorrow’s data.




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