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14 new community cases of COVID-19

14 new community cases of COVID-19

Posted September 15, 2021

Media Release: Ministry of Health

14 community cases of COVID-19; three historical cases in managed isolation; more than 62,000 vaccines administered yesterday

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) 0 135 (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

* 996 contacts are 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.

Testing Reminder

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

The Ministry of Health is 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.