Covid-19: 79 new cases in the community today

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There are 79 new community cases of Covid-19 in the community today.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Health it is reported that 75 of these cases are in Auckland and four are in the Waikato region. There is one new case identified at the border.

As at 10am, 46 of these cases are linked – including 24 household contacts – and 33 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

There are 37 people in total in hospital, up from 35 yesterday and four cases in ICU or HDU.

The number of community cases in the current community outbreak is now at 2,759.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says there has been a decrease in hospitalisation from Covid-19 following a number of discharges over the weekend.

“This reflects some instances where individuals were identified as having Covid-19 when presenting for other issues and were admitted for a short period while their other issues were managed.

“The average age of hospitalisations in the current outbreak is 45 years, however over the past fortnight the average age of hospitalisations is 38.

“This reflects a trend of younger hospitalisations overall, with only six per cent of the 372 hospital admissions in this outbreak being amongst the 65 and over age group,” they say.





Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases

Auckland (75), Waikato (4)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 2,643 (1,506 of whom have recovered); Waikato 91 (25 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland seven (active cases); Nelson/Marlborough one (active case)

Number of community cases (total) *

2,759 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community**

42 of yesterday’s 109 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**

66 of yesterday’s 109 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

46 of today’s 79 cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

33 of today’s 79 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

2,414 (in the current cluster) (281 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Cases in hospital

37 (total, up from 35 yesterday): North Shore (8); Middlemore (12); Auckland (17);
Average age of current hospitalisations: 45 years old

Cases in ICU or HDU


Confirmed cases (total) *

5,462 since pandemic began

Historical cases

174 out of 3,648 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)

388 (as at 10am 26 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

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (total)

6,634,258; 1st doses: 3,646,869 (87%); 2nd doses: 2,987,389 (71%)

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

10,660 1st doses: 3,492; 2nd doses: 7,168


1st doses: 394,513 (69%); 2nd doses: 277,596 (49%)

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 238,227 (83%); 2nd doses: 185,272 (65%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)

2,396,115; 1st doses: 1,293,840 (90%); 2nd doses: 1,102,275 (77%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)

4,937: 1st doses: 1,410, 2nd doses: 3,527



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


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