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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Media release

23 September 2021

Cases

  • Number of new community cases: 15 (3 are currently unlinked, 2 are contacts of cases and 10 are household contacts).
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Two (one historical)
  • Location of new cases: Auckland
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1,106 (844 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,123 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 10 (43%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 13 (57%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 12 of today’s cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 3 of today’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,088 (in current cluster) (14 unlinked from past fortnight)
  • Number of sub-clusters: Ten epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, two are active, six are contained and two are dormant.
  • There are 13 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, four are active, two are contained and seven are dormant
  • Cases in hospital: 15 (total): North Shore (1): Auckland (4); Middlemore (10).
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Three
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3779 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 153 out of 1,961 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1,137
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 90%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 89%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 132 (as at 10am 21 September)

Tests

  • Number of tests (total): 3,287,055
  • Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours): 19,194
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,740
  • Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours) : 8370
  • 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): 4,867,818: 1st doses: 3,171,029; 2nd doses: 1,696,789
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 49,667: 1st doses: 24,339; 2nd doses: 25,338
  • Māori: 1st doses: 301,435; 2nd doses: 148,527
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 194,609; 2nd doses: 103,649

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,245,226
  • Poster scans (total): 378,191,688
  • Manual diary entries (total): 16,852,091
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,510,433

New cases identified at the border 

Arrival date 

From 

Via 

Positive test day/reason 

Managed isolation/quarantine location 

21 September

Russia

United Arab Emirates

Day 0 / Routine

Auckland

Historical cases identified at the border 

Arrival date 

From 

Via 

Positive test day/reason 

Managed isolation/quarantine location 

6 September 

Thailand

Singapore 

Day 12 / routine 

Auckland

MIL OSI