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COVID-19 & vaccination update 14 September

Published: Tue 14 Sep 2021 12:53 PM
14 SeptemberCasesNumber of new community cases15Number of new cases identified at the borderTwoLocation of new casesAucklandLocation of community cases (total)Auckland 953 (382 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (12 of whom have recovered)Number of community cases (total)970 (in current community outbreak)Cases infectious in the communityEight (26%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure eventsCases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious23 (74%) of yesterday’s casesCases epidemiologically linkedAll 15 are household contactsCases to be epidemiologically linkedZero of today’s cases*Cases epidemiologically linked (total)942 (in current cluster) (10 unlinked)Number of sub-clustersNine epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 381; and Birkdale social network cluster: 77.
There are nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.Cases in hospital22 (total): North Shore (4); Auckland (8); Middlemore (10)Cases in ICU or HDUFourConfirmed cases (total)3,610 since pandemic began*Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)142 out of 1,792 since 1 Jan 2021*ContactsNumber of active contacts being managed (total)1,242Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)89%Percentage with at least one test result85%Locations of interestLocations of interest (total)133 (as at 10am 14 September)TestsNumber of tests (total)3,158,224Number of tests total (last 24 hours)9,279Tests rolling average (last 7 days)12,735Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)7,823Testing centres in Auckland22*WastewaterWastewater detectionsOne sample from Pukekohe detected the COVID-19 virus. Further tests are underwayCOVID-19 vaccine updateVaccines administered to date (total)4,380,953; 1st doses: 2,897,385; 2nd doses: 1,483,568Vaccines administered yesterday (total)54,877; 1st doses: 34,145; 2nd doses: 20,732Mâori1st doses: 269,506; 2nd doses: 129,609Pacific Peoples1st doses: 174,961; 2nd doses: 89,576NZ COVID-19 tracerRegistered users (total)3,213,919Poster scans (total)356,409,054Manual diary entries (total)16,217,756Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday2,145,540New cases identified at the borderArrival dateFromViaPositive test day/reasonManaged isolation/quarantine location9 SeptemberSerbia and MontenegroUnited Arab EmiratesDay 3 routineAuckland10 SeptemberUnited KingdomUnited Arab EmiratesDay 2 / routineAuckland*Linked cases
The total unlinked cases is of the cases reported within the past 14 days. The remainder of cases are now older than 14 days and have been closed. It is important to note that no onward transmission has occurred from these cases.*Historical cases
Five previously reported historical cases had a health status of ‘not recovered. These has been updated in our systems and have now been added to the historical case count, which is why the number has increased.
*Contacts
We now have 1,242 contacts under active management. This is a change from reporting total contacts across the whole outbreak. The number of contacts under active management has fallen considerably over the past two weeks, as the majority of our contacts had exposures more than 18 days ago and have been closed.*Wastewater
Health officials are aware of two recently recovered cases, who were released from quarantine on 30 August and 4 September who live in the same area as the latest detection. Further investigations are being carried out.Testing reminder
It’s pleasing to see testing numbers up yesterday.
Testing around New Zealand, and especially in Auckland, remains an essential part of our response to this outbreak. We want to find cases and testing provides confidence for understanding the extent of any spread of COVID-19.
Workers who have been invited to have a voluntary one-off asymptomatic COVID-19 test are able to return to work while they wait for their test results as they are not symptomatic.
There is a focus on health sector workers from district health boards, primary care and community health providers, as well as some Government agencies, emergency services, supermarket operators, supply chain, post and logistics, petrol stations and dairies, transport operators and some local council workers.
These groups of workers are being contacted and asked to go to their local Community Testing Centre, and for a few organisations we are providing on-site testing.
For the remainder of today and tomorrow, a pop-up testing site has opened at the Gull service station at Hampton Downs.
We are continuing to remind people across Auckland to get tested if you have symptoms, especially if you live in and around Mt Eden, Massey, Favona, Ôtara, Papatoetoe, Mângere and Manurewa.

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