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102 new community cases of COVID-19 today

94 in Auckland, eight in Waikato

There are 102 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today; 94 in Auckland and eight in Waikato.

As at 10am, 62 of these cases are linked – including 30 household contacts – and 40 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak. The sharp rise in case numbers is a reminder of the infectiousness of COVID-19, and particularly the Delta variant, and the importance of vaccination as the best protection.

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

  • Number of new community cases: 102
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Two (including one historical)
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (94) Waikato (8)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 2,179 (1,363 of whom have recovered); Waikato 64 (10 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
    Number of community cases (total)*: 2,260 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community** 23 of 56 cases reported yesterday have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious ** 33 of 56 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 62 of today’s 102 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 40 of today’s 102 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 2,028 (in the current cluster) (199 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 46 (total): North Shore (7); Middlemore (14); Auckland (24); Waikato (1)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Seven
  • Confirmed cases (total)*: 4,956 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases: 172 out of 3,141 since 1 Jan 2021

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