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Latest COVID Season 2 update THURSDAY 3/9


The problem is the virus, its not people, people are the solution. There is no blame or stigma attached to having COVID-19, treat others as you would want to be treated.

New Cases

Total new cases: 2

New community cases: 1

New managed isolation cases: 1

The new community case is linked the Auckland cluster

Managed isolation case arrived on 29/08/2020, in MI in Christchurch, tested positive on day 3.

Running Totals

Total cases: 1759 ( 2 )

Total community cases (season 2): 152 ( 1 )

Active Cases

Recoveries: 16

All active cases: 115 ( -14 )

Active community cases: 79 ( -15 )

Hospitalisations: 7 ( 0 )

ICU: 2


Tests yesterday: 10,521

Seven day average: X

Total tests: 788,081

Total tests season 2: 289,034

Close Contacts

Close contacts identified: 3162 ( -30 )

Contacted and self isolating: 2984 ( -8 )

Contact rate: 94%

Ongoing Testing

Govt had set a target of around 10k tests per day over the past week, with around 2/3 of those tests occurring in Auckland. We have more or less hit these targets.

There will be a continued focused on testing at the airport/ports, in MIQ, and in wider community.

Three target groups:

  • People With cold and flu symptoms

  • Contacts of people or places that have had COVID-19

  • Contacts of contacts

By Monday will have completed two full rounds of testing of airports and MIQ staff.

COVID Tracer App

Uptake in New Zealand is above 50% of adult population. For comparison Ireland has seen an uptake of 37%, and Australia 24%

COVID Tracer Booklet

Releasing a booklet for people who dont have a smartphone – we know some of our senior citizens prefer to keep a paper diary. These can be ordered from covid19.govt.nz website.