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43 Community Cases Of COVID-19; More Than 69,000 Vaccines Administered Yesterday

Press Release – Ministry of Health

12 October 2021

Number of new community cases*  43 
Number of new cases identified at the border **  Three (including one historical) 
Location of new community cases  Auckland (40); Waikato (3) 
Location of community cases (total)  Auckland 1,612 (1,1169 of whom have recovered); Waikato 35; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered). 
Number of community cases (total)  1,664 (in current community outbreak) 
Cases infectious in the community  23 of yesterday’s cases have exposure events (66%) 
Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious  12 of yesterday’s cases (34%) 
Cases epidemiologically linked  24 of today’s 43 cases 
Cases to be epidemiologically linked  19 of today’s 43 cases. Interviews are ongoing to determine how they’re linked 
Cases epidemiologically linked (total)  1,568 (in the current cluster) (74 unlinked from the past 14 days) 
Number of sub-clusters  16 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, five are active, one is contained and 10 are dormant.There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, five are active, zero are contained and nine are dormant. 
Cases in hospital  34 (total): North Shore (6); Middlemore (17); Auckland (9); Waikato Base Hospital (1); Palmerston North Hospital (1) 
Cases in ICU or HDU  Five 
Confirmed cases (total)  4,345 since pandemic began 
Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)  169 out of 2,530 since 1 Jan 2021. One previously reported community case is now reclassified as historical. 
Number of active contacts being managed (total):  2,261 
Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)  77% 
Percentage with at least one test result  75% 
Locations of interest   
Locations of interest (total)  357 (as at 10am 12 October) 
Number of tests (total)  3,619,154 
Number of tests total (last 24 hours)  16,565 
Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)  13,981 
Tests rolling average (last 7 days)  22,014 
Testing centres in Auckland  20 
Wastewater detections  No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours. 
COVID-19 vaccine update   
Vaccines administered to date (total)  5,902,104; 1st doses: 3,463,004; 2nd doses: 2,439,100 
Vaccines administered yesterday (total)  69,118; 1st doses: 15,107; 2nd doses: 54,011 
Mâori  1st doses: 349,760; 2nd doses: 218,901 
Pacific Peoples  1st doses: 220,267; 2nd doses: 149,171 
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)  2,149,995: 1st doses: 1,244,381 (87%); 2nd doses: 905,614 (63%) 
Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)  26,102: 1st doses: 4,355; 2nd doses: 21,747 
NZ COVID-19 tracer   
Registered users (total)  3,292,188 
Poster scans (total)  423,938,171 
Manual diary entries (total)  18,081,628 
Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday  2,163,409

Cases identified at the border

Arrival date  From  Via  Positive test day/reason  Managed isolation/quarantine location 
29 September **  Russia  United Arab Emirates  Day 0 / routine  Auckland 
9 October  Ukraine  Turkey and Singapore  Day 0 / routine  Rotorua

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival date  From  Via  Positive test day/reason  Managed isolation/quarantine location 
24 September **  South Africa  Qatar  Day 1 / routine  Auckland

*The previously reported Bay of Plenty case has been reclassified as not a case and removed from the case count.

**These two cases were first classified last month as under investigation. Following a review of records the cases have now been reclassified as confirmed. These cases have been added to today’s case numbers.

Update on the UN worker from Fiji

The UN worker who was referred and treated here for COVID-19 illness has made an excellent recovery and is being discharged from Middlemore hospital after a total of 76 days in hospital.

Northland testing and vaccination centres

In Northland, there were 3,363 doses of COVID-19 vaccine given yesterday – 1,168 first doses and 2,194 second doses. To date, there have been 111,631 first doses and 80,139 second doses of the vaccine administered.

Today there are five community testing sites and four community vaccination centres operating.

Community testing is available at:

Whangarei – Rock and Roll car park, Pohe Island (9am–4pm)

Whangarei – Kamo, 20 Winger Crescent (9am –4pm)

Dargaville – Dargaville Hospital (9am-4pm)

Kerikeri – 1 Sammaree Place (9am-4pm)

Kaitaia – Kaitaia Hospital, 29 Redan Road (9am-4pm)

Community COVID-19 vaccination centres are operating at:

Kaitaia – The Old Warehouse Building, 11 Matthews Ave (10am-5pm)

Kerikeri – 1 Sammaree Place (10am-5pm))

Whangarei – Northland Events Centre (8am-7.30pm)

Dargaville – 22a Normanby St (10am-2pm)

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