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20 October COVID-19 update: 60 new community cases

56 in Auckland, 4 in Waikato

There are 60 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today; 56 in Auckland and four in Waikato.

As at 10am, 38 of these cases are linked and 22 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

Here’s a breakdown of the case numbers:

  • Number of new community cases: 60
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Two
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (56) Waikato (4)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 2,085 (1,362 of whom have recovered); Waikato 56 (10 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total)*: 2,158 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community : 36 of yesterday’s 92 cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious : 56 of yesterday’s 92 cases have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 38 of today’s 60 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 22 of today’s 60 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,957 (in the current cluster) (166 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 43 (total): North Shore (7); Middlemore (13); Auckland (22); Waikato (1)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Five
  • Confirmed cases (total)*: 4,854 since pandemic began
  • istorical cases: 171 out of 3,039 since 1 Jan 2021

* Two previously reported cases – one border case and one community case – have been reclassified as under investigation and have been removed from the case total.

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