There are 19 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday - all in Auckland.
One of today's new cases is unlinked, and one of Thursday's cases is unlinked.
Nine cases from the past two weeks are unlinked.
Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay said an additional 35 cases from infected households could emerge in coming days.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the Government has paid 652,103 businesses $3.3 billion in wage subsidies since the start of this Delta outbreak, as well as $914 million in Resurgence Support Payments.
Cabinet will review the country's alert level settings on Monday.
Robertson said it would look at testing rates (he wanted rates to stay as elevated as they are now over the weekend), and the nature/characteristics of cases, rather than just overall numbers.
He noted we don't have widespread community transmission, but rather, clusters of cases.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday said that if Auckland moves to Level 2, it's unlikely people will be able to move in and out of the region.
Here's the latest from the Ministry of Health:
|Number of new community cases *||19|
|Number of new cases identified at the border||No cases|
|Location of new community cases||Auckland|
|Location of community cases (total)||Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki; all of whom are in the same household) 1,250 (1007 of whom have recovered); Waikato 1; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)|
|Number of community cases (total)||1,268 (in the current community outbreak)|
|Cases infectious in the community||10 (52%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events|
|Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious||9 (48%) of yesterday’s cases|
|Cases epidemiologically linked||18 of today’s 19 cases are linked.|
|Cases to be epidemiologically linked||One of today’s 19 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.|
|Cases epidemiologically linked (total)||1,238 in the current cluster (9 unlinked from the past fortnight).|
|Number of sub-clusters||15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, three are active, eight are contained and four are dormant. There are 13 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, two are active, four are contained and seven are dormant.|
|Cases in hospital||23 (total): North Shore (3) Middlemore (12); Auckland (8) (two of these patients are recovered cases).|
|Cases in ICU or HDU||Four|
|Confirmed cases (total)||3,935 since pandemic began.|
|Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total) **||163 out of 2,117 since 1 Jan 2021|
|Number of open contacts being managed (total):||915|
|Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)||85%|
|Percentage with at least one test result||75%|
|Locations of interest|
|Locations of interest (total)||103 (as at 10am 1 October)|
|Number of tests (total)||3,397,503|
|Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours)||19,038|
|Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)||11,296|
|Tests rolling average (last 7 days)||13,656|
|Testing centres in Auckland||22|
|Wastewater detections * **||There are no new unexpected wastewater detections.|
|COVID-19 vaccine update|
|Vaccines administered to date (total)||5,221,014; 1st doses: 3,295,644; 2nd doses: 1,925,370|
|Vaccines administered yesterday (total)||46,272 1st doses: 14,105 2nd doses: 32,167|
|Māori||1st doses: 318,845 2nd doses: 169,409|
|Pacific Peoples||1st doses: 205,381; 2nd doses: 117,997|
|Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)||1,896,225; 1st doses: 1,193,948 (83%); 2nd doses: 702,277 (49%)|
|Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)||14,797; 1st doses: 4,089; 2nd doses: 10,708|
|NZ COVID-19 tracer|
|Registered users (total)||3,264,293|
|Poster scans (total)||397,868,433|
|Manual diary entries (total)||17,337,721|
|Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday||2,547,284|
From the Ministry of Health:
Last night we reported there had been two further exposure events at Middlemore Hospital on Wednesday night.
The second patient who had self-discharged is being managed by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service and has been isolating at home. Today they are being moved into a quarantine facility.
Of the 34 patients who were considered contacts following the two exposure events, a further six have now been discharged. They are being followed up by public health, along with the other 32 outpatients who were considered contacts.
While there have been a number of exposure events at Middlemore Hospital, this is not unexpected as there are sub clusters in South Auckland, for which Middlemore is the local hospital.
In addition, Middlemore is the receiving hospital for number of quarantine facilities in the area and as such regularly receives COVID-suspect and COVID-positive patients from these facilities. Where patients do present from these facilities Middlemore is able to plan for their arrival and manage their treatment accordingly.