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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health


  • Number of new community cases *: 14 
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: One historical case 
  • Location of new cases: Auckland, Upper Hauraki 
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki*) 1,068 (773 of whom have recovered);  Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); 
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,085 (in current community outbreak) 
  • Cases infectious in the community: Nine (41%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events 
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 10 (45%) of yesterday’s  cases 
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 13 of today’s cases 
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: One of today’s cases 
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,054 (in current cluster) (10 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: 15 (total): North Shore (1); Auckland (4); Middlemore (10). 
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four 
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,739 since pandemic began 
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 152 out of 1,921 since 1 Jan 2021 


  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1,375 
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 87% 
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 84% 

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 135 (as at 10am 21 September) 


  • Number of tests (total): 3,248,982 
  • Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours): 8,346 
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 12,971 
  • Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours): 8,588 
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 24 


  • Wastewater detections: No unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing 

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 4,762,679; 1st doses: 3,118,082; 2nd doses: 1,644,597 
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 50,196; 1st doses: 24,522; 2nd doses: 25,674 
  • Māori: 1st doses: 294,099; 2nd doses: 143,416 
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 190,538, 2nd doses: 100,575 

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,237,146 
  • Poster scans (total): 373,119,386 
  • Manual diary entries (total): 16,706,087 
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,127,881
Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

17 September

United States of America

Direct flight

Day 0 / routine


*Today’s cases

Today’s number of community cases includes one positive result from Upper Hauraki. This was a household contact who was tested yesterday.

Two previously confirmed cases from Saturday and from yesterday have now been reclassified as under investigation. As a result, today’s net increase is 13 cases.