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74 new community COVID-19 cases today – government

68 are in Auckland and six are in Waikato

According to the government, there are 74 new community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. Of these 68 are in Auckland and six are in Waikato.

As at 10am, 43 of these cases are linked – including 18 household contacts – and 31 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

  • Number of new community cases: 74
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Four (one new and three historical cases)
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (68), Waikato (6)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 2,710 (1,506 of whom have recovered); Waikato 97 (27 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 7 (all active cases); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (active case)
  • Number of community cases (total) *: 2,832 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community**: 25 of 74 cases yesterday have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious **: 49 of 74 cases yesterday have no exposure events
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 43 of today’s 74 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 31 of today’s 74 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 2,486 (in the current cluster) (269 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 41 (total, up from 37 yesterday): Waitemata (9); Middlemore (16); Auckland (16)
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 43 years old
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Five
  • Confirmed cases (total): 5,539 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases: 177 out of 3,725 since 1 Jan 2021

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