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94 new community cases of COVID-19 today

The largest single day of cases since outbreak began

There are 94 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today; 87 in Auckland and seven in Waikato.

As of 10am, 41 of these cases are linked – 26 of which are household contacts – and 53 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

Here’s a breakdown of today’s cases:

  • Number of new community cases: 94
  • Number of new cases identified at the border: Five
  • Location of new community cases: Auckland (87) Waikato (7)
  • Location of community cases (total): Auckland 2,030 (1,360 of whom have recovered); Waikato 52 (7 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)
    Number of community cases (total): 2,099 (in current community outbreak)
  • Cases infectious in the community : 34 of yesterday’s 60 cases have exposure events
  • Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious : 26 of yesterday’s 60 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked: 41 of today’s 94 cases
  • Cases to be epidemiologically linked: 53 of today’s 94 cases
  • Cases epidemiologically linked (total): 1,891 (in the current cluster) (183 unlinked from the past 14 days)
  • Cases in hospital: 38 (total): North Shore (8); Middlemore (12); Auckland (18)
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: Five
  • Confirmed cases (total)*: 4,794 since pandemic began
  • Historical cases: 171 out of 2,979 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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