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COVID Delta Update

COVID Delta Update

Posted November 09, 2021
Health , Media Release

Media Release: Ministry of Health

125 community cases; 79 cases in hospital; more than 21,000 vaccine doses given yesterday;

Number of new community cases 125

Seven day rolling average of community cases 148

Number of new cases identified at the border Three

Location of new community cases * Auckland (117), Waikato (2) Northland (6)

Location of community cases (total) * Auckland 4,452 (1,776 of whom have recovered); Waikato 165 (72 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 27 (6 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (who has recovered); Canterbury 4 (all active)

Number of community cases (total) 4,666 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total) 7,414

Historical cases 189 out of 5,601 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community** 49 of 185 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious** 136 of 185 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked 66 of today’s cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked 59 of today’s cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total) 3,702 (in the current cluster) (695 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Cases in hospital 79 inpatients (down from 81 yesterday): North Shore (25); Waitakere (1); Middlemore (25); Auckland (28)

Vaccination status of current hospitalised cases Unvaccinated or not eligible (40 cases/ 51%); partially vaccinated<14 days (10 cases / 13%) partially vaccinated >14 days (15 cases / 19 %); fully vaccinated <14 days (2 cases / 2%) fully vaccinated >14 days (8 cases /10%); unknown (4 cases / 5%)

Average age of current hospitalisations 51

Cases in ICU or HDU Nine

Number of active contacts being managed (total): 4,318

Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements) 76%

Percentage who have returned at least one result 71%

Locations of interest
Locations of interest (total) 155 (as at 8am 9 November)

Number of tests (total) 4,315,626

Number of tests total (last 24 hours) 17,481

Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours) 13,543

Tests rolling average (last 7 days) 26,045

Testing centres in Auckland 19

Wastewater detections No unexpected detections

There were 21,192 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,103 first doses and 16,089 second doses. To date, 89 percent of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 79 percent are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccine update
Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people) 7,078,006: 3,760,824 first doses (89%); 3,317,182 second doses (79%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday 21,192: 5,103 first doses; 16,089 second doses

Mâori (percentage of eligible people) 754,271: 425,891 first doses (75%); 328,380 second doses (58%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people) 458,698: 249,022 first doses (87%); 209,676 second doses (73%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday 6,337: 1,428 first doses; 4,909 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)

Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people 241,152: 130,622 first doses (81%); 110,530 second doses (69%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people 2,522,292: 1,321,195 first doses (92%); 1,201,097 second doses (84%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people 586,564; 314,434 first doses (88%); 272,130 second doses (76%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people 828,679: 447,432 first doses (93%); 381,247 second doses (79%)

Today’s cases
*Two previously reported community cases in Auckland have been re-allocated to Northland DHB. Two of yesterday’s border-related cases on board a vessel which recently arrived in Bluff have been classified as historical. There is therefore no risk to other crew or port workers.

** The number of cases here may sometimes differ from the total reported the previous day due to a difference in reporting timeframes and reclassifications.

Northland update
There are six new cases to report in Northland today. Of these, five were announced yesterday afternoon and have now officially been added to the tally. The additional case is a contact of a previous case. All cases are isolating at home.

The 6-week-old baby reported yesterday as being hospitalised has now been discharged.

A person with COVID-19 was hospitalised at Whangârei Hospital for observation overnight.

This is a previously reported COVID-19 case that has been isolating at home. They have since been discharged home and will continue to self-isolate.

We are continuing to encourage those who live in or around Taipa, Kaingaroa, Awanui, Kaitaia and Kaikohe and have had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last two weeks, to get tested as soon as possible. Testing centre locations can be found on the Northland DHB website.

Upper Northland will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59 pm today, Tuesday 9 November 2021.

Auckland update
There are 19 community testing centres available for testing across Auckland today .

Yesterday, 13,543 tests for COVID-19 were processed across the region. We’re continuing to encourage everyone in Auckland to please get a test if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild. Even if people are fully vaccinated, and have been isolating at home, please seek out a test if you feel the need.

Suburbs of particular concern, where the risk of unidentified cases is higher, include Ranui, Sunnyvale, Kelston, Birkdale, Manurewa and Mangere.

In metro Auckland, public health staff are now supporting 2,353 individuals to safely isolate at home; this includes 1,199 cases across 934 households.

Auckland rest and care homes
Testing has been carried out for residents and staff of the Rosaria Rest Home in the suburb of Avondale after one resident tested positive for COVID-19. All results received for other residents and staff are currently negative, with four further tests results expected later today.

Auckland public health officials are assisting the privately-owned facility to support residents and staff and reduce any further risk of transmission. The transmission route has yet to be established.

Meanwhile, as reported yesterday, 20 residents and four staff members of Edmonton Meadows Care Home of Henderson have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven of the COVID-19 positive residents remain in appropriate ward-level care at Auckland hospitals.

Waikato update
​​​​​​​There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in Waikato today, both in Hamilton.

One case was a known contact already in isolation, and public health officials are today investigating links for the remaining case.

Also, there remains one case in Waikato Hospital for a non-COVID-19 related condition.

There are five pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato today in Hamilton, Ôtorohanga, Te Awamutu, and Te Kuiti.

Two locations of interest were identified in Hamilton yesterday, and locals are urged to continue to regularly check the Ministry’s locations of interest webpage .

There were 1,906 tests processed in Waikato yesterday and around 1,712 vaccinations given – of these, 413 were first doses and 1,299 were second doses.