Covid-19: 21 new cases, over 66,000 vaccines

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)


Percentage with at least one test result


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

114 (as at 10am 7 September)



Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours.

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (total)

3,958,607; 1st doses: 2,611,510; 2nd doses: 1,347,097

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

66,310; 1st doses: 44,641; 2nd doses: 21,669


1st doses: 239,661; 2nd doses: 118,866

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 154,196; 2nd doses: 81,272

NZ COVID-19 tracer


Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


*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.

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