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23 new community cases of COVID-19 today

23 new community cases of COVID-19 today

Posted September 11, 2021

Media Release: Ministry of Health

23 community cases of COVID-19; one new case in managed isolation; more than 64,000 vaccines administered yesterday

There is a slight increase in today’s numbers. As detailed previously, some volatility is likely at this stage as some changes are expected in the numbers as day 5 and day 12 tests for contacts of cases are due, and further investigations of any new unlinked cases are done.

This does serve as a strong reminder of the importance of following the COVID-19 Alert Level rules wherever you are, and to get tested if you have any symptoms or have been at a location of interest at the specified times.


Number of new community cases - 23

Number of new cases identified at the border - One

Location of new cases - Auckland

Location of community cases (total) - Auckland 885 (279 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (10 of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total) - 902 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community - Eight (72.7%) of yesterday’s 11 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected Three (27.3%) of yesterday’s 11 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked - 14 of today’s cases

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

Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 866 (in current cluster) (36 unlinked)

Number of sub-clusters Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 375; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76.

And nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.

Cases in hospital - 19 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (7); Auckland (

Cases in ICU or HDU - Four

Confirmed cases (total) 3,534 since the pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) - 136 out of 1,715 since 1 Jan 2021


Number of contacts identified (total) -0 38,142

Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) - 87%

Percentage with at least one test result - 92%

Locations of interest

Locations of interest (total) - 140 (as at 10am 11 September)


Number of tests (total) - 3,129,329

Number of tests total (last 24 hours) - 15,241

Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours) - 7,196

Tests rolling average (last 7 days) - 11,637

Testing centres in Auckland - 21


Wastewater detections - No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours

COVID-19 vaccine update

Vaccines administered to date (total) - 4,229,000; 1st doses: 2,803,000; 2nd doses: 1,425,000

Vaccines administered yesterday (total) - 64,775; 1st doses: 43,788; 2nd doses: 20,98