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Thursday Sep 23: 15 new community cases in NZ, all in Auckland.

Sep 23, 2021

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.

23 September

Cases  
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
Contacts  
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)
Tests  
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  
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
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