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COVID Delta Update

COVID Delta Update

Posted October 12, 2021
Health , Media Release

Media Release: Ministry of Health

43 community cases of COVID-19; more than 69,000 vaccines administered yesterday

Cases
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.

Contacts
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)

Tests
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
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

*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.