An upward spike: 23 new Covid community cases

by Peter Newport - Sep 11, 2021

From the Ministry of Health:

There is a slight increase in today’s numbers. As we have said previously, some volatility is likely at this stage as we expect some changes in the numbers as day 5 and day 12 tests for contacts of cases are due, and we do further investigations of any new unlinked cases.

This does serve as a strong reminder of the importance of following the COVID-19 Alert Level rules wherever you are, and to get tested if you have any symptoms or have been at a location of interest at the specified times.

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 885 (279 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (10 of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total) 902 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community Eight (72.7%) of yesterday’s 11 cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected Three (27.3%) of yesterday’s 11 cases
Cases epidemiologically linked 14 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Nine of today’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 866 (in current cluster) (36 unlinked)
Number of sub-clusters Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 375; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76.
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
Cases in hospital 19 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (7); Auckland (8)
Cases in ICU or HDU Four
Confirmed cases (total) 3,534 since the pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 136 out of 1,715 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of contacts identified (total) 38,142
Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 87%
Percentage with at least one test result 92%
Locations of interest  
Locations of interest (total) 140 (as at 10am 11 September)
Number of tests (total) 3,129,329
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 15,241
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) 7,196
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 11,637
Testing centres in Auckland 21
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours
COVID-19 vaccine update  
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,229,000; 1st doses: 2,803,000; 2nd doses: 1,425,000
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 64,775; 1st doses: 43,788; 2nd doses: 20,987
Māori  1st doses: 260,439; 2nd doses: 125,278
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 166,863; 2nd doses: 85,360
NZ COVID-19 tracer  
Registered users (total) 3,200,188
Poster scans (total) 349,557,263
Manual diary entries (total) 15,968,302
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,647,893

There may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions we will use data from the day before and clearly note this.

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location
6 September Singapore Full travel history to be confirmed Day 3 / routine Auckland


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