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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health


  • Number of new community cases *: 19
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: No cases
  • Location of new community cases  Auckland
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,250 (1007 of whom have recovered); Waikato 1; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,268 (in the current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 10 (52%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 9 (48%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 18 of today’s 19 cases are linked.
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: One of today’s 19 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,238 in the current cluster (9 unlinked from the past fortnight).
  • Number of sub-clusters: 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, three are active, eight are contained and four are dormant. There are 13 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, two are active, four are contained and seven are dormant.
  • Cases in hospital: 23 (total): North Shore (3) Middlemore (12); Auckland (8) (two of these patients are recovered cases).
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total) 3,935 since pandemic began.
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) **: 163 out of 2,117 since 1 Jan 2021


  • Number of open contacts being managed (total):: 915
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 85%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 75%

Locations of interest  

  • Locations of interest (total): 103 (as at 10am 1 October)


  • Number of tests (total): 3,397,503
  • Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours): 19,038
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 11,296
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,656
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 22


  • Wastewater detections * **: There are no new unexpected wastewater detections.

COVID-19 vaccine update  

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 5,221,014; 1st doses: 3,295,644; 2nd doses: 1,925,370
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 46,272 1st doses: 14,105 2nd doses: 32,167
  • Māori: 1st doses: 318,845 2nd doses: 169,409
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 205,381; 2nd doses: 117,997
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total): 1,896,225; 1st doses: 1,193,948 (83%); 2nd doses: 702,277 (49%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total): 14,797; 1st doses: 4,089; 2nd doses: 10,708

NZ COVID-19 tracer  

  • Registered users (total): 3,264,293
  • Poster scans (total): 397,868,433
  • Manual diary entries (total): 17,337,721
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,547,284

*Today’s cases

There is a further case in a MIF worker that was reported yesterday that is still under investigation to determine whether it is a community or border related case.

* *Historical cases 

A previously reported case has now been reclassified as historical

***Wastewater detections

Samples from wastewater in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have been negative for Covid-19. Results from further composite samples are expected soon.

Middlemore Hospital update

Last night we reported there had been two further exposure events at Middlemore Hospital on Wednesday night.

The second patient who had self-discharged is being managed by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service and has been isolating at home. Today they are being moved into a quarantine facility.

Of the 34 patients who were considered contacts following the two exposure events, a further six have now been discharged. They are being followed up by public health, along with the other 32 outpatients who were considered contacts.

While there have been a number of exposure events at Middlemore Hospital, this is not unexpected as there are sub clusters in South Auckland, for which Middlemore is the local hospital.

In addition, Middlemore is the receiving hospital for number of quarantine facilities in the area and as such regularly receives COVID-suspect and COVID-positive patients from these facilities. Where patients do present from these facilities Middlemore is able to plan for their arrival and manage their treatment accordingly.