The Ministry of Health is reporting another 21 community Covid cases, all in Auckland. In addition there's a further case that has yet to be either identified as a community or border case.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that a deal had been struck to get more Pfizer vaccine to keep up with the demand between now and when big shipments arrive in October. Ardern said as the deal - which involved more than one country - was still being finalised, she could not give any more detail yet.
Arden said currently there were 682,000 vaccine doses in the country.
The latest case numbers follow 20 new cases in each of the past three days.
This takes the total for this outbreak to 841, with 17 of these in Wellington and the rest Auckland.
Arden and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield gave the latest update.
Bloomfield said there were now 39 Covid cases in hospital, with six in ICU, four of which were requiring ventilation.
Bloomfield said of the 20 cases reported on Monday, just four had been infectious in the community.
The number of cases in the latest outbreak that were still regarded as 'unlinked' had now dropped to 24 from 33 on Monday.
Ardern said the negotiations to get extra vaccine supply had been "complex".
There were over 66,000 vaccinations on Monday.
This is the Ministry of Health's daily update:
|Number of new community cases||21. There’s one additional case which is yet to be classified as either a community case or a border case. This is being investigated.|
|Number of new cases identified at the border||Zero|
|Location of new cases||Auckland|
|Location of community cases (total)||Auckland 824 (138 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (eight of whom have recovered)|
|Number of community cases (total)||841 (in current community outbreak). Note one of the previously reported cases has been reclassified as a duplicate.|
|Cases infectious in the community||Four (20%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events – all of which predated the request to isolate.|
|Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infected||16 (76%) of yesterday’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked||20 of today’s cases|
|Cases to be epidemiologically linked||One from today’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked (total)||817 (in current cluster) (24 unlinked)|
|Number of sub-clusters||Eight epidemiologically linked subclusters. The two largest subclusters are the Mangere church group: 368; and Birkdale social network cluster: 76.
There are nine epidemiologically unlinked subclusters.
|Cases in hospital||39 (total): North Shore (7); Auckland (17) Middlemore (15);|
|Cases in ICU or HDU||6|
|Confirmed cases (total)||3,813 since pandemic began|
|Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) **||130 out of 1,639 since 1 Jan 2021|
|Number of contacts identified (total) *||37,971|
|Percentage who have received outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)||87%|
|Percentage with at least one test result||91%|
|Locations of interest|
|Locations of interest (total)||114 (as at 10am 7 September)|
|Number of tests (total)||3,069,348|
|Number of tests total (last 24 hours)||7,255|
|Tests rolling average (last 7 days)||12,131|
|Tests in Auckland (last 24 hours)||5,852|
|Testing centres in Auckland||22|
|Wastewater detections||No unexpected detections in the past 24 hours.|
|COVID-19 vaccine update|
|Vaccines administered to date (total)||3,958,607; 1st doses: 2,611,510; 2nd doses: 1,347,097|
|Vaccines administered yesterday (total)||66,310; 1st doses: 44,641; 2nd doses: 21,669|
|Mâori||1st doses: 239,661; 2nd doses: 118,866|
|Pacific Peoples||1st doses: 154,196; 2nd doses: 81,272|
|NZ COVID-19 tracer|
|Registered users (total)||3,160,760|
|Poster scans (total)||340,588,751|
|Manual diary entries (total)||15,564,652|
|Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday||907,213|
*This denominator may fluctuate due to additional contacts being identified and/or the Ministry excluding records, for instance duplicates, following further contact tracing investigations.
**A previously reported case, reported on 18 August, has now been deemed as historical.
There may be some delays in providing data in some instances. On these occasions, we will use data from the day before and clearly note this.