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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing a Covid-19 update. Photo: RNZ.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing an update on the current Covid-19 outbreak.
There are 21 new community cases of COVID-19. One case has still to be classified. There were more than 66,000 vaccines administered yesterday.
There are no new cases at the border.
Number of new community cases
21. There’s one additional case which is yet to be classified as either a community case or a border case. This is being investigated.
Number of new cases identified at the border
Location of new cases
Location of community cases (total)
Auckland 824 (138 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (eight of whom have recovered)
Number of community cases (total)
841 (in current community outbreak). Note one of the previously reported cases has been reclassified as a duplicate.
Cases infectious in the community
Four (20%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events – all of which predated the request to isolate.
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected
16 (76%) of yesterday’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked
20 of today’s cases
Cases to be epidemiologically linked
One from today’s cases
Cases epidemiologically linked (total)
817 (in current cluster) (24 unlinked)
Number of sub-clusters
Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 368; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76. There are nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
Cases in hospital
39 (total): North Shore (7); Auckland (17) Middlemore (15);
Cases in ICU or HDU
Confirmed cases (total)
3,813 since pandemic began
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) **
130 out of 1,639 since 1 Jan 2021
Number of contacts identified (total) *
Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)
*This denominator may fluctuate due to additional contacts being identified and/or the Ministry excluding records, for instance duplicates, following further contact tracing investigations. **A previously reported case, reported on August 18, has now been deemed as historical.
There may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions, the Ministry of Health will use data from the day before and clearly note this.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported 20 new cases of Covid being in the community, all from Auckland.
These figures came hours before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a change in Alert Levels for New Zealand, apart from Auckland.