Wednesday, Sep 1: 75 new cases. 74 in Auckland, 1 in Wellington.

by Peter Newport - Sep 01, 2021

From the Ministry of Health:

As part of the now established rhythm of providing information about the current cluster, the Ministry of Health’s daily 1pm statement will focus on the data reporting on key actions being taken to support the COVID-19 response from the health sector.  The explanation about the actions in the COVID-19 response and the context for the data will be provided in the regular media stand-up.  

Number of new community cases 75
Number of new cases identified at the border 1
Location of new cases Auckland (74); Wellington (1)
Location of community cases (total) Auckland 671; Wellington 16
Number of community cases (total) 687 (in current community outbreak)
Cases infectious in the community 25% of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected 75% of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked 25 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked 50 of today’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 632 (in current cluster) (55 unlinked)
Number of sub-clusters Seven.  The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 320; and Birkdale social network cluster: 73
Cases in hospital 32 (total): North Shore (5); Middlemore (13); Auckland (14).
Cases in ICU or HDU 8
Confirmed cases (total) 3,288 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 126 out of 1,472 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of contacts identified (total) 34,832
Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 85%
Percentage with at least one test result 91%
Locations of interest  
Locations of interest (total) 344 (as at 9am 1 September)
Number of tests (total) 3,006,586
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 22,158
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) 6,500
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 27,658
Testing centres in Auckland 26
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in past 24 hours
Whole genome sequencing  
Links to current outbreak 461 cases to date have been sequenced with 41 genomes
COVID-19 vaccine update  
Vaccines administered to date (total) 3.5m; 1st doses: 2.29m; 2nd doses: 1.21m
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 84,971; 1st doses: 57,733; 2nd doses: 27,238
Māori 1st doses: 208,854; 2nd doses: 108,639
Pacific Peoples 1st doses:134,701; 2nd doses: 74,157
NZ COVID-19 tracer  
Registered users (total) 3,125,261
Poster scans (total) 334,327,807
Manual diary entries (total) 15,026,006
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 684,190

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
28 August Full travel history not yet obtained Qatar Day 3 / routine Auckland


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