24 community cases of Covid; more than 50,000 vaccines administered yesterday

  • Number of new community cases: 24
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: No new cases at the border today
  • Location of new cases: Auckland
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 1,033 (671 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • *Number of community cases (total): 1,050 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: Six (30%) of yesterday's 20 cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 14 (70%) of yesterday's 20 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 18 of today's cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 6 of today's cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1018 (in the current cluster) (12 in the past 14 days unlinked)
  • Number of sub-clusters: Nine epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, one is active, seven are contained and one is dormant. The three largest subclusters are the Māngere church group: 384; and Birkdale social network cluster: 80; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 167.

    There are ten epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

  • Cases in hospital: 13 (total): North Shore (1); Middlemore (7); Auckland (5)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,704 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 151 out of 1,886 since 1 Jan 2021
  • *Two previously reported cases have been re-classified as not cases, resulting in a net increase of 22 cases.


    • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1,215
    • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 85%
    • Percentage with at least one test result: 87%

    Locations of interest

    • Locations of interest (total): 134 (as at 10am 19 September)


    • Number of tests (total): 3,232,551
    • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 13,833
    • Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours): 5,028
    • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,181
    • Testing centres in Auckland: 20


    • Wastewater detections: There was a positive detection in a sample from Pukekohe collected on 15 September. This follows a positive detection on 8 September and non-detection on 10 September. The result is believed to be linked to known cases in the area.

    COVID-19 vaccine update

    • Vaccines administered to date (total): 4,684,416; 1st doses: 3,078,338; 2nd doses: 1,606,078
    • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 53,386; 1st doses: 28,946; 2nd doses: 24,440
    • Māori: 1st doses: 289,716; 2nd doses: 140,473
    • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 187,302; 2nd doses: 97,994

    NZ COVID-19 tracer

    • Registered users (total): 3,231,368
    • Poster scans (total): 368,748,795
    • Manual diary entries (total): 16,562,578
    • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,599,942
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