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79 new community cases of COVID today

75 in Auckland, 4 in Waikato

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There are 79 new community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today.

As at 10am, 46 of these cases are linked – including 24 household contacts – and 33 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: 79
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: One
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (75), Waikato (4)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 2,643 (1,506 of whom have recovered); Waikato 91 (25 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland seven (active cases); Nelson/Marlborough one (active case)
  • Number of community cases (total) : 2,759 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community: 42 of yesterday’s 109 cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**: 66 of yesterday’s 109 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 46 of today’s 79 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 33 of today’s 79 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 2,414 (in the current cluster) (281 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 37 (total, up from 35 yesterday): North Shore (8); Middlemore (12); Auckland (17);
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 45 years old
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Four
  • Confirmed cases (total) : 5,462 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases: 174 out of 3,648 since 1 Jan 2021

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