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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Cases  

  • Number of new community cases: 19
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Three new cases and three historical cases.
  • Location of new community cases *: Auckland (18); Waikato (1)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,231 (975 of whom have recovered); Waikato 1; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,249 (in the current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 20 (44%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 25 (56%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 14 of today’s 19 cases are linked.
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: Five of today’s 19 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,212 (in the current cluster) (15 unlinked from the past fortnight).
  • Number of sub-clusters: 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, one is active, ten are contained and four are dormant. There are 12 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, none are active, five are contained and seven are dormant.
  • Cases in hospital: 18 (total): North Shore (2) Middlemore (8); Auckland (8)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,917 since pandemic began.
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) *: 162 out of 2,099 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts  

  • Number of open contacts being managed (total):: 911
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 88%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 79%

Locations of interest  

  • Locations of interest (total): 93 (as at 10am 30 September)

Tests  

  • Number of tests (total):  3,378,464
  • Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours): 16,537
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 8,537
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,058
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 21

Wastewater  

  • Wastewater detections *: There are no new unexpected wastewater detections. Latest results of samples taken from Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have come back undetected.

COVID-19 vaccine update  

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 5,174,210; 1st doses: 3,281,176; 2nd doses: 1,893,034
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 40,874 1st doses: 13,914; 2nd doses: 26,960
  • Māori: 1st doses: 316,515; 2nd doses: 166,337
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 204,267; 2nd doses: 116,274
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total): 1,881,361; 1st doses: 1,189,781 (83%); 2nd doses: 691,580 (48%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total): 13,085; 1st doses: 3,924; 2nd doses: 9,161

NZ COVID-19 tracer  

  • Registered users (total): 3,262,168
  • Poster scans (total): 395,306,266
  • Manual diary entries (total): 17,278,198
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,429,079

New cases identified at the border 

Arrival date 

From 

Via 

Positive test day/reason 

Managed isolation/quarantine location 

20 September

United States of America

Direct

Day 8 / development of symptoms

Wellington

25 September

Russia

Full travel history to be determined

Day 3 / contact of a case

Auckland

29 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 

16 September

India

United Arab Emirates

Day 0 / routine

Auckland

20 September

Fiji

Direct

Day 1 / routine

Auckland

26 September

Russia

Japan

Day 0 / routine

Hamilton

*Wastewater detections

Latest results of samples taken from Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have come back undetected. Further test results are expected in the coming days

*Today’s cases

One positive case is being reported in a student from Mangatangi School in Upper Hauraki who has been isolating at home for the past 10 days.

The positive result was returned as a result of a day 12 test.

The student at Mangatangi school in Upper Hauraki is one of 96 day-12 tests of school students or teachers.  We have 95 negative results returned and one test is still being arranged.

The Ministry’s assessment is that as the latest case has been in isolation at home the risk of spread is currently regarded as low.  The student is being transferred to a quarantine facility today.

In this instance the case is formally recorded as being in the Waikato DHB area, however it is right on the boundary with Counties Manakau DHB which is where the previous four Upper Hauraki cases have been recorded.

*Historical cases

Today there are three new historical cases at the border, increasing historical case count to 162.

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