COVID UPDATE: 28 new cases all in Auckland, 1 in Wellington.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 03, 2021 |

There are 28 new community cases to report today 27 in Auckland, and one in Wellington.

Director of Public Health Caroline McElnay said the one in Wellington is a close contact, of an existing case, and was already in a managed isolation and quarantine facility that takes the total numbers associated with this outbreak to 764.

Of those 33 cases are now recovered, giving us an act of total of 731.
“Based on the latest modeling the reproductive number, is likely to remain below one showing that we have been successful, we are being successful in breaking the chains of transmission.”

Further analysis of yesterday’s 49 cases, shows that 86% were contacts of known cases and 51% were household contacts who were already isolated.

35% were considered to be infectious in the community, but these cases, visited either a supermarket or healthcare provider, or it were an essential worker. On hospitalisations, there are now 43 cases in hospital, all in the Auckland area of these nine are in ICU, or in a high dependency unit, and three of these patients are currently being ventilated.

On contact tracing as at nine o’clock today 37,620 individual contacts have been formally identified of these 31,668 or 84% have been followed up by contact traces and are self isolating around 87% of all contacts identified have had a test.

On wastewater. There are no unexpected detections to report in the latest set of results from ESR samples.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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