Thursday Sep 23: 15 new community cases in NZ, all in Auckland.
There are 15 new community cases of Covid-19, all located in Auckland, the Health Ministry says.
The number brings the total cases in the current Delta variant outbreak to 1123, of which 861 have recovered.
Most of today's community cases are household contacts of current cases, but three are still not linked to other cases.
Yesterday the ministry announced 23 new cases, all of which have now been linked.
The update yesterday coincided with Auckland's first day at alert level 3 after five weeks in full lockdown.
|Number of new community cases||15 (3 are currently unlinked, 2 are contacts of cases and 10 are household contacts).|
|Number of new cases identified at the border||Two (one historical)|
|Location of new cases||Auckland|
|Location of community cases (total)||Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki) 1,106 (844 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);|
|Number of community cases (total)||1,123 (in current community outbreak)|
|Cases infectious in the community||10 (43%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events|
|Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious||13 (57%) of yesterday’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked||12 of today’s cases|
|Cases to be epidemiologically linked||3 of today’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked (total)||1,088 (in current cluster) (14 unlinked from past fortnight)|
|Number of sub-clusters||Ten epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, two are active, six are contained and two are dormant.
There are 13 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, four are active, two are contained and seven are dormant
|Cases in hospital||15 (total): North Shore (1): Auckland (4); Middlemore (10).|
|Cases in ICU or HDU||Three|
|Confirmed cases (total)||3779 since pandemic began|
|Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)||153 out of 1,961 since 1 Jan 2021|
|Number of active contacts being managed (total)||1,137|
|Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)||90%|
|Percentage with at least one test result||89%|
|Locations of interest|
|Locations of interest (total)||132 (as at 10am 21 September)|
|Number of tests (total)||3,287,055|
|Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours)||19,194|
|Tests rolling average (last 7 days)||13,740|
|Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours)||8370|
|Testing centres in Auckland||22|
|Wastewater detections||No unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing|
|COVID-19 vaccine update|
|Vaccines administered to date (total)||4,867,818: 1st doses: 3,171,029; 2nddoses: 1,696,789|
|Vaccines administered yesterday (total)||49,667: 1st doses: 24,339; 2nd doses: 25,338|
|Māori||1st doses: 301,435; 2nd doses: 148,527|
|Pacific Peoples||1st doses: 194,609; 2nd doses: 103,649|
|NZ COVID-19 tracer|
|Registered users (total)||3,245,226|
|Poster scans (total)||378,191,688|
|Manual diary entries (total)||16,852,091|
|Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday||2,510,433|