12 community cases of COVID-19; more than 1.8 million second doses of vaccine administered to date

Media release

27 September 2021


  • Number of new community cases: 12
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Zero
  • 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) 1,160 (948 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total): 1,177 (in the current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: Ten (56%) of yesterday’s cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: Seven (39%) of yesterday’s cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: Ten of today’s 12 cases. All 12 have been in isolation at home or in an MIQ.
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: Two of today’s 12 cases. Investigations are continuing to determine a link.
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,148 (in the current cluster) (Seven unlinked from the past fortnight).
  • Number of sub-clusters: 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of these, four are active, nine are contained and two are dormant. There are ten epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of these, none are active, three are contained and seven are dormant.
  • Cases in hospital: 13 (total): North Shore (2); Middlemore (5); Auckland (6)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total): 3,838 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases, since 1 Jan 2021 (total): 160 out of 2,020 since 1 Jan 2021


  • Number of active contacts being managed (total): 928
  • Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements): 92%
  • Percentage with at least one test result: 90%

Locations of interest

  • Locations of interest (total): 117 (as at 10am 27 September)


  • Number of tests (total): 3,336,535
  • Number of tests processed (total last 24 hours): 6,906
  • Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours): 3,873
  • Tests rolling average (last 7 days): 13,700
  • Testing centres in Auckland: 23


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

COVID-19 vaccine update

  • Vaccines administered to date (total): 5,045,901; 1st doses: 3,239,791; 2nd doses: 1,806,110
  • Vaccines administered yesterday (total): 24,710; 1st doses: 8,182; 2nd doses: 16,528
  • Māori: 1st doses: 310,671; 2nd doses: 158,219
  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 201,227; 2nd doses: 111,705
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents to date (total): 1,838,320; 1st doses: 1,177,179 (82%); 2nd doses: 661,141 (46%)
  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (total): 10,812; 1st doses: 3,022; 2nd doses: 7,790

NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered users (total): 3,255,679
  • Poster scans (total): 387,968,030
  • Manual diary entries (total): 17,094,073
  • Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday: 2,350,589

*We’re reporting one community case today that had previously been under investigation and is now confirmed, and is linked to the current outbreak. The case has now recovered. The case spent 14 days in a quarantine facility along with household members who also tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the border related cases from yesterday has now been reclassified to under investigation. The net increase of cases today is 11.

Testing update

Testing continues across Auckland with a particular focus on Clover Park, Māngere, Favona, Ōtara, Manurewa and Mount Wellington/Sylvia Park.

In some cases, public health staff have been sending mobile testing units to areas where there have previously been cases and encouraging residents to get tested at their home.

If you do receive a knock at your door, we’d strongly encourage you to take up the opportunity to get tested and if haven’t already been vaccinated, to do so with one of the registered vaccinators on board the mobile unit.

Please get tested if you are a contact, have visited a location of interest at the specific dates and times, are connected to a suburb of interest or have any symptoms of COVID-19 – even those with very mild symptoms need to get tested and isolate at home while waiting for test results.

For these suburbs, there were 705 tests processed yesterday (26/09). Note that this number includes both asymptomatic and symptomatic tests.

For all testing locations nationwide, visit the Healthpoint website.

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