Covid-19: 129 new community cases

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A total of 129 new Covid-19 community cases are being reported today.

The Ministry of Health says 120 are in the Auckland region, and nine are in the Waikato.

As at 9am today, 64 of these cases are linked, of whom 25 are household contacts, and 65 remain unlinked with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the current outbreak. 

Five Covid cases have also been identified at the border.

In a statement released this afternoon, the MOH says today's cases brings the total number to 2,389 in the current community outbreak.

The Ministry reports that 51 people are in hospital with the virus. Eight are in North Shore Hospital, 18 are in Middlemore, 24 are in Auckland and one is in Waikato Hospital.

There are five people are in ICU or HDU.

See below for a further breakdown of today's numbers:

 

Cases

 

Number of new community cases

129

Number of new cases identified at the border

Five

Location of new community cases

Auckland (120) Waikato (9)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 2,299 (1,366 of whom have recovered); Waikato 73 (12 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)

Number of community cases (total)

2,389 (in current community outbreak)

Cases infectious in the community

48 of yesterday’s 102 cases have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious

54 of yesterday’s 102 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked

64 of today’s 129 cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

65 of today’s 129 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

2,115 (in the current cluster) (195 unlinked from the past 14 days)

Cases in hospital

51 (total): North Shore (8); Middlemore (18); Auckland (24); Waikato (1)

Cases in ICU or HDU

Five

Confirmed cases (total)

5090 since pandemic began

Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total)*

173 out of 3,275 since 1 Jan 2021

Contacts

 

Number of active contacts being managed (total):

2,319

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

82%

Percentage with at least one test result

75%

Locations of interest

 

Locations of interest (total)

396 (as at 10am 22 October)

Tests

 

Number of tests (total)

3,870,822

Number of tests total (last 24 hours)

27,831

Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)

13,763

Tests rolling average (last 7 days)

24,215

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)

6,516,515; 1st doses: 3,614,484 (86%); 2nd doses: 2,902,031 (69%)

Vaccines administered yesterday (total)

41,294; 1st doses: 10,066; 2nd doses: 31,228

Māori

1st doses: 387,290 (68%); 2nd doses: 268,989 (47%)

Pacific Peoples

1st doses: 234,012 (82%); 2nd doses: 176,919 (62%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total)

2,346,051; 1st doses: 1,282,360 (89%); 2nd doses: 1,063,691 (74%)

Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total)

12,623: 1st doses: 2,604, 2nd doses: 10,019

NZ COVID Tracer

 

Registered users (total)

3,312,957

Poster scans (total)

447,458,826

Manual diary entries (total)

18,732,554

Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday

2,483,429

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