60 community cases of Covid; one new case in managed isolation; more than 81,000 vaccines administered yesterday

There are 60 new community cases today, 56 in Auckland; 3 in Waikato and 1 in the Bay of Plenty.

The three new Waikato cases are linked to the initial Hamilton East case.

The Bay of Plenty case was reported publicly last evening and is included in today’s numbers. Of the Auckland cases, 37 have known links to existing cases (including 22 household contacts) and 17 remain under investigation.


  • Number of new community cases: 60
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: One
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (56) Waikato (3) Bay of Plenty (1)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 1,538 (1,147 of whom have recovered); Waikato 31; Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Bay of Plenty 1
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,587 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 20 of yesterday’s cases have exposure events (61%)
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 13 of yesterday’s cases (39%)
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 41 of today’s 60 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 19 of today’s 60 cases. Interviews are ongoing to determine how they’re linked
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,516 (in the current cluster) (49 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Number of sub-clusters: 16 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, six are active, zero are contained and ten are dormant. There are 14 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, five are active, none are contained and nine are dormant.
  • Cases in hospital: 29 (total): North Shore (4); Middlemore (12); Auckland (11); Waikato Base Hospital (1); Palmerston North (1)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Seven
  • Confirmed cases (total): 4265 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 167 out of 2,450 since 1 Jan 2021. One previously reported community case is now reclassified as historical.


  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 2,009
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 79%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 72%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 324 (as at 10am 10 October)


  • Number of tests (total): 3,587,240
  • Number of tests total (last 24 hours): 20,421
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 7,071
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 21,540
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 20


  • Wastewater detections: No unexpected detections in the last 24 hours.

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 5,789,774; 1st doses: 3,438,289; 2nd doses: 2,351,485
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 81,831; 1st doses: 18,301; 2nd doses: 65,530
  • Māori: 1st doses: 344,451; 2nd doses: 210,719
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 218,333; 2nd doses: 144,638
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total): 2,106,698: 1st doses: 1,237,408 (86%); 2nd doses: 869,290 (61%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total): 30,406: 1st doses: 5,143; 2nd doses: 25,263

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,286,889
  • Poster scans (total): 419,607,307
  • Manual diary entries (total): 17,936,946
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,581,918
  • Locations of interest (total): 324 (as at 10am 10 October).
New cases identified at the border

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Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

7 October



Day 0 / routine


White Sunday

The Ministry of Health is asking that the Tuvalu, Samoa and Tokelau communities, particularly in Auckland, please use online virtual church services or to keep their church services within approved bubble sizes when celebrating White Sunday or Lotu Tamaiti today.

North Shore Hospital update

Two patients who had previously tested positive to COVID-19 and were awaiting transfer to a quarantine facility were brought into the hospital’s emergency department for clinical assessment this morning to see whether they need hospital level care.

Separately a person receiving treatment at North Shore hospital dialysis unit yesterday tested positive for COVID-19.

Waitemata DHB says the person using dialysis was appropriately screened before coming to the unit and again on arrival at the unit. The person became unwell during treatment and was swabbed and subsequently tested positive.

The unit was temporarily closed yesterday afternoon so a deep clean could be completed.

Auckland Regional Public Health Services staff and the DHB are currently following up with other people who were receiving services in the unit at the same time as the person who has tested positive for COVID-19 to provide advice around isolation and testing.

Bay of Plenty update

A positive COVID-19 test result for a person currently living near Katikati was reported yesterday. The current public health assessment is that there is low risk of any further spread from this case.

Test results indicate that infection is in the early stages. In addition, vaccination status of the individual, regular test history, good use of the COVID app and rapid public health follow up with family members reduce the risk of community spread.

All family members have been tested and are currently isolating.

Katikati residents and visitors since Wednesday 6 October are asked to keep checking the locations of interest page on the Ministry of Health website and follow the advice given.

Testing locations open today in Katikati and Tauranga:

  • Katikati Medical Centre, 4 Clive Road, Katikati, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Katikati Rugby and Sports Clubrooms, Fairview Rd, Katikati, 8:30am – 4:30pm (hours will be extended if there is high demand)
  • Tauranga Accident and Healthcare, 19 Second Avenue, Tauranga, 8:00am – 6:00pm.

Information on testing sites in other areas of the Bay of Plenty and Lakes can be found on the HealthPoint website.

Waikato update

Today’s three new cases reported in Waikato are linked to existing cases. Interviews are continuing to determine any further contacts or locations of interest.

There are pop up testing sites operating today at Claudelands and Raglan. The existing testing centre at Founders Theatre is also open. The DHB reports 3646 swabs were taken yesterday.

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