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COVID-19 & vaccination update 17 September

17 September 

Number of new community cases 11 
Number of new cases identified at the border Five 
Location of new cases Auckland 
Location of community cases (total) Auckland 990 (535 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (15 of whom have recovered) 
Number of community cases (total) 1,007 (in current community outbreak) 
Cases infectious in the community * Nine (60%) of yesterday’s 15 cases have exposure events 
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious * Six (40%) of yesterday’s 15 cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked Nine of today’s cases 
Cases to be epidemiologically linked Two of today’s cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 973 (in current cluster) (13 in past 14 days unlinked) 
Number of sub-clusters Nine epidemiologically linked subclusters. The three largest subclusters are the Māngere church group: 384; and Birkdale social network cluster: 79; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 164. 
And ten epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. 
Cases in hospital 14 (total): North Shore (2); Middlemore (8); Auckland (4) 
Cases in ICU or HDU Three 
Confirmed cases (total) 3,658 since pandemic began 
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 149 out of 1,840 since 1 Jan 2021 
Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1064 
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 94% 
Percentage with at least one test result 88% 
Locations of interest  
Locations of interest (total) 135 (as at 10am 17 September) 
Number of tests (total) 3,206,325 
Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 15,419 
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) 7400 
Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 13,177 
Testing centres in Auckland 23 
Wastewater detections Auckland eastern suburbs (catchment includes Pakuranga, Shelley Park, Bucklands Beach) 
COVID-19 vaccine update  
Vaccines administered to date (total) 4,569,255; 1st doses: 3,015,345; 2nd doses: 1,553,910 
Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 60,506; 1st doses: 36,666; 2nd doses: 23,840 
Māori 1st doses: 282,828; 2nd doses: 135,945 
Pacific Peoples 1st doses: 182,388; 2nd doses: 93,880 
NZ COVID-19 tracer  
Registered users (total) 3,224,773 
Poster scans (total) 363,829,166 
Manual diary entries (total) 16,437,191 
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday 2,478,712

*Yesterday we reported 13 community cases, however in today’s reporting of yesterday’s cases who were infectious in the community, we are reporting 15 – this is due to two different data systems and a small lag in data reportage.

**Recovered cases can continue shedding viral matter for weeks after recovering.

With more than 700 recovered cases linked to this outbreak, we will see detections of COVID-19 in wider wastewater that are likely linked to recovered cases. Nonetheless, public health officials will continue to investigate positive detections and take urgent repeat samples where appropriate.

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine location 
*4 September Russia UAE Day 11 / routine Auckland 
*4 September Russia UAE Day 11 / routine Auckland 
12 September Philippines Australia Day 3 / routine Auckland 
15 September Germany UAE Day 0 / routine Hamilton 
17 September UK Singapore Day 1 / routine Christchurch

*These cases are in a travel bubble together

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