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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health


  • Number of new community cases: 20
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Four
  • Location of new cases: Auckland
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 784* (79 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (three of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total): 801 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: Six (30%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected: 14 (70%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 17 of today’s cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: Three of today’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 774 (in current cluster) (27 unlinked)
  • Number of sub-clusters: Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 356; and Birkdale social network cluster: 75. And six epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
  • Cases in hospital: 38 (total): North Shore (9); Middlemore (16); Auckland (13)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Six
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,412 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 128 out of 1,594 since 1 Jan 2021


  • Number of contacts identified (total): 38,120
  • Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 86%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 90%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 136 (as at 10am 5 September)


  • Number of tests (total): 3,057,343
  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 9,238
  • Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours): 2,592
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 15,148
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 22


  • Wastewater detections: No unexpected detections in past 24 hours.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 3,850,611; 1st doses: 2,537,434; 2nd doses: 1,313,176
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 76,812; 1st doses: 54,408; 2nd doses: 22,404
  • Māori: 1st doses: 232,577; 2nd doses: 116,490
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses:149,536; 2nd doses: 79,510

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,148,302
  • Poster scans (total): 338,720,468
  • Manual diary entries (total): 15,380,675
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 1,059,837

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.

*A previously reported case has been reclassified as not a case.

A previously reported border case from July has been reclassified as historical. This case was a crew member on board the Playa Zahara who has now left the country.

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

23 August



Day 12 / routine


28 August



Day 6 / routine


15 August



Day 2 / routine



Full travel history to be confirmed

Day 1 / routine