This means gatherings of 100 people are permitted. This will be in place for 14 days. Next review Monday October 5.
Modelling shows that by the end of this month there is a 50/50 chance of us having eliminated COVID for the second time. For us to achieve this you need to stay home if you are sick, and get a test. Scan in, continue to wear face coverings. Under level 2 you will still need to wear face coverings on public transport in Auckland, and on any planes going to from, or through Auckland.
Total new cases: 0
New community cases: 0
New managed isolation cases: 0
Returnee from India
Modelling shows that the lowest risk approach is a 14 day stay in isolation plus testing at days 3 and 12.
This case should be commended for the steps he took following his departure from isolation. When he developed symptoms he contacted health line quickly and self isolated. Thanks to them for their quick thinking. Indicates are that so far their actions have prevented this from spreading furthers.
Neighbours have returned negative results. 86 passengers who were on the charter flights from Christchurch to Auckland are being contacted.
He may have been infected in India, or on the flight to Auckland or Christchurch. Genomic sequencing has linked it to two other cases from that flights. He also may have become infected in MIQ and CCTV is being reviewed. No possibility is being ruled out at this point.
Total cases: 1815 ( 0 )
Total community cases (season 2): 182 ( 0 )
Deaths: 25 ( 0
All active cases: 62 ( -9 )
Active community cases: 33 ( -2 )
Community recovery rate: 82%
Hospitalisations: 3 ( 0 )
ICU: 1 ( 0 )
Tests yesterday: 3,568
Seven day average: 6,883
Total tests: 914,421
Total tests season 2: 411,716
Close contacts identified: 3,989 ( 73 )
Contacted and self isolating: 3,978 ( 66 )
Contact rate: 99.7%