COVID-19 & vaccination update 15 September

Press Release – Ministry of Health

15 September 

Number of new community cases  14 
Number of new cases identified at the border  3 historical cases 
Location of new cases  Auckland 
Location of community cases (total)  Auckland 966 (441 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (15 of whom have recovered) 
Number of community cases (total)  983 (in current community outbreak) 
Cases infectious in the community  Three (19%) of yesterday’s 15 cases have exposure events 
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious  13 (81%) of yesterday’s 15 cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked  14 of today’s cases 
Cases to be epidemiologically linked  0 of today’s cases 
Cases epidemiologically linked (total)  947 (in current cluster) (8 in past 14 days unlinked) 
Number of sub-clusters  Nine epidemiologically linked subclusters. The three largest subclusters are the Māngere church group: 381; and Birkdale social network cluster: 77; secondary community transmission associated with the Māngere church group 164. 
And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. 
Cases in hospital  20 (total): North Shore (3); Middlemore (11); Auckland (6) 
Cases in ICU or HDU  Four 
Confirmed cases (total)  3,981 since pandemic began 
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)  147 out of 1,807 since 1 Jan 2021 
Number of active contacts being managed (total):  970 
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)  95% 
Percentage with at least one test result  90% 
Locations of interest   
Locations of interest (total)  135 (as at 10am 11 September) 
Number of tests (total)  3,173,328 
Number of tests total (last 24 hours)  15,105 
Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)  10,150 
Tests rolling average (last 7 days)  13,009 
Testing centres in Auckland  23 
Wastewater detections  One unexpected detection from Snells Beach (from 7 September, delay due to logistical issue), additional testing underway. 
COVID-19 vaccine update   
Vaccines administered to date (total)  4,444,065; 1st doses: 2,937,591; 2nd doses: 1,506,474 
Vaccines administered yesterday (total)  62,155; 1st doses: 39,437; 2nd doses: 22,718 
Māori  1st doses: 274,022; 2nd doses: 131,725 
Pacific Peoples  1st doses: 177,483; 2nd doses: 90,957 
NZ COVID-19 tracer   
Registered users (total)  3,218,225 
Poster scans (total)  358,863,106 
Manual diary entries (total)  16,294,101 
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday  2,338,860

* We now have 996 contacts under active management. This is a change from reporting total contacts across the whole outbreak. The number of contacts under active management has fallen considerably over the past two weeks, as the majority of our contacts had exposures more than 18 days ago and have been closed.

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date  From  Via  Positive test day/reason  Managed isolation/quarantine location 
8 September  India  Serbia & Montenegro  Day 0 / routine  Christchurch 
8 September  India  Serbia & Montenegro  Day 3 / routine  Christchurch 
9 September  USA  Direct flight  Day 0 / routine  Christchurch

Testing reminder

Thank you to everyone in Auckland who has come forward to be tested.

We saw an increase in testing in Auckland yesterday – with 10,341 swabs taken yesterday, up from 7,057 the day before.

We are continuing to remind people across Auckland to get tested if you have symptoms, or if you have no symptoms but are invited to be tested, especially if you live in and around Mt Eden, Massey, Favona, Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Māngere and Manurewa.

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