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Northland to move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59 pm tonight;  49 community cases of COVID-19

Northland to move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59 pm tonight; 49 community cases of COVID-19

Posted September 02, 2021
Health

Media Release: Ministry of Health

Northland to move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59 pm tonight​​​​​​

Number of new community cases - 49

Number of new cases identified at the border - 4

Location of new cases - Auckland (49)

Location of community cases (total) - Auckland 720; Wellington 16

Number of community cases (total) - 736 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community 36% of yesterday’s cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected 64% of yesterday’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked - 34 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked - 15 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total) - 671 (in current cluster) (65 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters Seven. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 332; and Birkdale social network cluster: 75

Cases in hospital - 42 (total): North Shore (8); Middlemore (19); Auckland (15).

Cases in ICU or HDU - 6

Confirmed cases (total) - 3,340 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) 126 out of 1,526 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts
Number of contacts identified (total) - 37,359

Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) - 81%

Percentage with at least one test result - 86%

Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) - 308 (as at 12 pm, 2 September)

Tests
Number of tests (total) - 3,024,268

Number of tests total (last 24 hours) - 17,683

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) - 6,757

Tests rolling average (last 7 days) - 24,222

Testing centres in Auckland - 25

Wastewater
Wastewater detections - No unexpected detections in past 24 hours

Whole genome sequencing

Links to current outbreak - 469 cases to date have been sequenced.

COVID-19 vaccine update
Vaccines administered to date (total) - 3.59m; 1st doses: 2.35m; 2nd doses: 1.23m

Vaccines administered yesterday (total) 89,546; 1st doses: 62,218; 2nd doses: 27,328

Mâori - 1st doses: 215,248; 2nd doses: 110,762

Pacific Peoples - 1st doses:138,733; 2nd doses: 75,578