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COVID-19 & vaccination update 15 September

Published: Wed 15 Sep 2021 12:52 PM
15 September
CasesNumber of new community cases14Number of new cases identified at the border3 historical casesLocation of new casesAucklandLocation of community cases (total)Auckland 966 (441 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (15 of whom have recovered)Number of community cases (total)983 (in current community outbreak)Cases infectious in the communityThree (19%) of yesterday’s 15 cases have exposure eventsCases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious13 (81%) of yesterday’s 15 casesCases epidemiologically linked14 of today’s casesCases to be epidemiologically linked0 of today’s casesCases epidemiologically linked (total)947 (in current cluster) (8 in past 14 days unlinked)Number of sub-clustersNine epidemiologically linked subclusters. The three largest subclusters are the Māngere church group: 381; and Birkdale social network cluster: 77; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 164.
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.Cases in hospital20 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (11); Auckland (6)Cases in ICU or HDUFourConfirmed cases (total)3,981 since pandemic beganHistorical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)147 out of 1,807 since 1 Jan 2021Contacts*Number of active contacts being managed (total):970Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)95%Percentage with at least one test result90%Locations of interestLocations of interest (total)135 (as at 10am 11 September)TestsNumber of tests (total)3,173,328Number of tests total (last 24 hours)15,105Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)10,150Tests rolling average (last 7 days)13,009Testing centres in Auckland23WastewaterWastewater detectionsOne unexpected detection from Snells Beach (from 7 September, delay due to logistical issue), additional testing underway.COVID-19 vaccine updateVaccines administered to date (total)4,444,065; 1st doses: 2,937,591; 2nd doses: 1,506,474Vaccines administered yesterday (total)62,155; 1st doses: 39,437; 2nd doses: 22,718Māori1st doses: 274,022; 2nd doses: 131,725Pacific Peoples1st doses: 177,483; 2nd doses: 90,957NZ COVID-19 tracerRegistered users (total)3,218,225Poster scans (total)358,863,106Manual diary entries (total)16,294,101Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday2,338,860
* We now have 996 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.Historical cases identified at the borderArrival dateFromViaPositive test day/reasonManaged isolation/quarantine location8 SeptemberIndiaSerbia & MontenegroDay 0 / routineChristchurch8 SeptemberIndiaSerbia & MontenegroDay 3 / routineChristchurch9 SeptemberUSADirect flightDay 0 / routineChristchurchTesting reminder
Thank you to everyone in Auckland who has come forward to be tested.
We saw an increase in testing in Auckland yesterday – with 10,341 swabs taken yesterday, up from 7,057 the day before.
We are continuing to remind people across Auckland to get tested if you have symptoms, or if you have no symptoms but are invited to be tested, especially if you live in and around Mt Eden, Massey, Favona, Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Māngere and Manurewa.

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