23 community cases of Covid; one case at border; more than 53,000 vaccines administered yesterday

  • 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)


    • 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 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



    Positive test day/reason

    Managed isolation/quarantine location

    20 September



    Day 0 / routine


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