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60 new community cases of COVID-19 today

57 in Auckland, 3 in Waikato

There are 60 new community cases of COVID-19 today, 57 are in Auckland, and are in Waikato.

As at 10am, 36 of these cases are linked – 18 of which are household contacts – and 24 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

Here’s a breakdown of the cases:

  • Number of new community cases: 60
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Five
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (57) Waikato (3)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 1,943 (1,350 of whom have recovered); Waikato 45 (3 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
  • Number of community cases (total): 2,005 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 25 of yesterday’s 51 cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious: 26 of yesterday’s 51 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 36 of today’s 60 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 24 of today’s 60 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,841 (in the current cluster) (140 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 30 (total): North Shore (5); Middlemore (12); Auckland (13)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Five
  • Confirmed cases (total) *: 4,696 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases: 171 out of 2,881 since 1 Jan 2021

One case reported yesterday has been reclassified as under investigation as a possible historical case and has been removed from the case total.

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