14 community cases of Covid; one historical case at border; more than 50,000 vaccines administered yesterday

  • Number of new community cases *: 14
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: One historical case
  • Location of new cases: Auckland, Upper Hauraki
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland (including 4 cases in Upper Hauraki*) 1,068 (773 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered);
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,085 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: Nine (41%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 10 (45%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 13 of today’s cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: One of today’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,054 (in current cluster) (10 unlinked from past fortnight)
  • Number of sub-clusters: Ten epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, two are active, seven are contained and one is dormant.
  • There are eleven epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, three are active, three are contained and five are dormant
  • Cases in hospital: 15 (total): North Shore (1); Auckland (4); Middlemore (10).
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,739 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 152 out of 1,921 since 1 Jan 2021
  • Contacts

    • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 1,375
    • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 87%
    • Percentage with at least one test result: 84%

    Locations of interest

    • Locations of interest (total): 135 (as at 10am 21 September)


    • Number of tests (total): 3,248,982
    • Total number of laboratory tests processed (last 24 hours): 8,346
    • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 12,971
    • Swabs taken in Auckland (last 24 hours): 8,588
    • Testing centres in Auckland: 24


    • Wastewater detections: No unexpected detections in ESR’s latest testing

    COVID-19 vaccine update

    • Vaccines administered to date (total): 4,762,679; 1st doses: 3,118,082; 2nd doses: 1,644,597
    • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 50,196; 1st doses: 24,522; 2nd doses: 25,674
    • Mâori: 1st doses: 294,099; 2nd doses: 143,416
    • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 190,538, 2nd doses: 100,575

    NZ COVID-19 tracer

    • Registered users (total): 3,237,146
    • Poster scans (total): 373,119,386
    • Manual diary entries (total): 16,706,087
    • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,127,881
    Historical cases identified at the border

    Arrival date



    Positive test day/reason

    Managed isolation/quarantine location

    17 September

    United States of America

    Direct flight

    Day 0 / routine


    *Today’s cases

    Today’s number of community cases includes one positive result from Upper Hauraki. This was a household contact who was tested yesterday.

    Two previously confirmed cases from Saturday and from yesterday have now been reclassified as under investigation. As a result, today’s net increase is 13 cases.

    /Public Release. View in full here.