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COVID-19 & vaccination update 8 September

8 September 

Number of new community cases 15 
Number of new cases identified at the border One 
Location of new cases Auckland 
Location of community cases (total) Auckland 838 (210 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (eight of whom have recovered) 
Number of community cases (total) *855 (in current community outbreak) 
Cases infectious in the community Five (25%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events 
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected 15 (75%) of yesterday’s cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked 13 of today’s cases 
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Two of today’s cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 830 (in current cluster) (25 unlinked) 
Number of sub-clusters Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 371; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76. 
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. 
Cases in hospital 37 (total): North Shore (8); Middlemore (14); Auckland (15) 
Cases in ICU or HDU Six 
Confirmed cases (total) 3,473 since pandemic began 
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 130 out of 1,655 since 1 Jan 2021 
Number of contacts identified (total) 38,018 
Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 87% 
Percentage with at least one test result 91% 
Locations of interest  
Locations of interest (total) 126 (as at 10am 5 September) 
Number of tests (total) 3,082,577 
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 13,230 
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) 8,566 
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 10,855 
Testing centres in Auckland 21 
Wastewater detections No unexpected detections in past 24 hours 
COVID-19 vaccine update  
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,032,710; 1st doses: 2,662,131; 2nd doses: 1,370,579 
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 72,893; 1st doses: 49,594; 2nd doses: 23,299 
Māori 1st doses: 245,139; 2nd doses: 120,907 
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 157,145; 2nd doses: 82,434 
NZ COVID-19 tracer  
Registered users (total) 3,169,906 
Poster scans (total) 341,866,852 
Manual diary entries (total) 15,654,896 
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 1,018,481

There may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions we will use data from the day before and clearly note this.

*A previously reported community case has been reclassified as a border case. The total number of cases associated with this outbreak has increased by 14 since yesterday.

New cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location 
4 September Philippines Singapore Day 1 / routine Rotorua

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