Covid-19: 29 new community cases

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A total of 29 new Covid-19 community cases are being reported today.

The Ministry of Health says 28 are in the Auckland region, and one is in Waikato.

Two Covid cases have also been identified at the border.

In a statement released this afternoon, the MOH says today's cases brings the total number to 1357 in the current community outbreak.

The Ministry reports that 30 people are in hospital with the virus. Three are in North Shore Hospital, 13 are in Middlemore, 13 are in Auckland and one is in Waikato Hospital.

Five people are in ICU or HDU.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are expected to address media at 4pm about alert level decisions.

See below for a further breakdown of today's numbers:



Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases *

Auckland (28); Waikato (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland (including four cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,337 (1,065 of whom have recovered); Waikato 2; Upper Hauraki 1; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

1,357 (in the current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

19 (58%) of yesterday’s 33 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

14 (42%) of yesterday’s 33 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

21 of today’s 29 cases are linked.

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

8 of today’s 29 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

1,314 (in the current cluster) (21 unlinked from the past fortnight).

Number of sub-clusters

15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, seven are active, one is contained and seven are dormant. There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, five are active, one is contained and eight are dormant.

Cases in hospital

30 (total): North Shore (3) Middlemore (13); Auckland (13); Waikato (1)

Cases in ICU or HDU


Confirmed cases (total)

4,025 since pandemic began.

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)

163 out of 2,208 since 1 Jan 2021



Number of open contacts being managed (total):


Percentage who have received an 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)

138 (as at 10am 4 October)



Number of tests (total)


Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours)


Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

No unexpected detections in the next 24 hours

COVID-19 vaccine update


Vaccines administered to date (total)

5,346,591; 1st doses: 3,328,286; 2nd doses: 2,018,305

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

27,033; 1st doses: 7,041; 2nd doses: 19,992


501,189; 1st doses: 323,582; 2nd doses: 177,607

Pacific Peoples

335,541; 1st doses: 209,388; 2nd doses: 126,153

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)

1,950,883; 1st doses: 1,206,138 (84%); 2nd doses: 744,745 (52%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)

12,923; 1st doses: 2,913; 2nd doses: 10,010

NZ COVID-19 tracer


Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

29 September

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Day 3 / routine


1 October



Day 0 / detected at entry

In quarantine aboard ship

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