Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements
There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today. All 53 cases are in Auckland. This brings the total number of active cases in the community outbreak to 562.
The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 547 and in Wellington it is 15.
There are 522 cases that have been clearly epidemiologically-linked to another case or sub-cluster, and a further 42 for which links are yet to be fully established.
There are currently seven epidemiologically-linked subclusters identified within this outbreak. The two largest clusters are the Birkdale Social Network cluster (79 confirmed cases), and the Mangere church cluster (280 confirmed cases).
Of the current community cases, 37 cases are in hospital – 32 are in a stable condition on a ward and five cases are in a stable condition in ICU. Two cases are in North Shore Hospital, 20 are in Middlemore Hospital, 14 are in Auckland City Hospital, and one is in Wellington Regional Hospital.
There are appropriate isolation and infection prevention and control plans in place at all hospitals where these patients are being managed.
In addition to two recovered community cases in Auckland, one other case in a MIQ facility has now also recovered.
Therefore, the total number of active cases being managed in New Zealand is currently 603.
There is one new case and one historical case of COVID-19 in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.