Post sponsored by NewzEngine.com

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Media release

22 September 2021

Cases

  • Number of new community cases: 23
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: One
  • Location of new cases: Auckland
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1,091 (818 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,108 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: Seven (50%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: Seven (50%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 22 of today’s cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 1 of today’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,080 (in current cluster) (7 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: 13 (total): Auckland (3); Middlemore (10).
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Two
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,763 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 152 out of 1,945 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1,282
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 93%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 89%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 126 (as at 10am 21 September)

Tests

  • Number of tests (total): 3,267,861
  • Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours): 18,877
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,510
  • Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours): 9780
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 22

Wastewater

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

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 4,817,214 1st doses: 3,146,149; 2nd doses: 1,671,065
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 53,721; 1st doses: 27,534 2nd doses: 26,187
  • Māori: 1st doses: 298,008 2nd doses: 145,965
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 192,841 2nd doses: 102,109

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,240,718
  • Poster scans (total): 375,582,697
  • Manual diary entries (total): 16,778,429
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,319,996
Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

20 September

Canada

USA

Day 0 / routine

Wellington

MIL OSI