1PM Press Conference Megathread | COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

You recognize its all about tha Bloom, D.O.G of well being bay-bay

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Key Factors;

  • 45 New Instances

  • 16 (+2) In Hospital

  • 15,437 Exams Processed final 24 hours

  • Vaccines administered up to now (whole): 5,132,627; 1st doses: 3,266,796; 2nd doses: 1,865,831

  • Vaccines administered yesterday (whole): 44,649 1st doses: 13,519; 2nd doses: 31,130

What we all know as at 12:45pm

  • There have been 8 New Instances Yesterday

  • 14 circumstances have been in hospital yesterday – 3 in ICU or HDU

  • Auckland is now at Degree 3 for two weeks, till at the very least fifth October

  • Nationwide and ACT have launched their plans for popping out of lockdowns

  • There at the moment are a couple of further causes you’ll be able to cross the Auckland boundary

  • There was a optimistic wastewater end in Tauranga – testing has elevated within the space.

  • 78% of neighborhood circumstances within the present outbreak haven’t been vaccinated.

  • One other fuckwit has been arrested for breaching the well being order (Stuff Story Right here)

  • See all the newest places of curiosity right here

  • There might be a bunch of sizzling takes and trolls within the feedback. Keep in mind to downvote the trolls and transfer on – they feed on reactions.

  • Over the ditch;

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  • Massive quantity

    • 33 are recognized to be family or recognized contacts who’ve been isolating all through their infectious interval

    • 12 Instances are unlinked -interviews underway

    • A few of the circumstances could have been working in important or permitted companies

    • Emphasises the significance of following Degree 3 restrictions

    • Many circumstances are linked, and anticipated

    • Vital that we discovered these circumstances as a result of folks got here ahead and acquired examined.

  • If you’re working in a stage 3 permitted office, please go and get 2 assessments, 5 days aside. You do not need to isolate – that is for surveillance testing

  • Round 400 assessments in BOP (Tauranga/Mt Maunganui space)

  • One case reported right this moment – particular person attended Waitakere hospital on the 25h, non-covid purpose. Developed signs and subsequently examined optimistic.

  • A shout out to suppliers getting Canterbury full vaccinated. At present 80% have been booked or had at the very least 1 dose

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  • 44,000 doses yesterday.

  • Round 78% of eligible inhabitants have had at the very least 1 dose

  • 1.8m folks absolutely vaccinated

  • 92 per cent of over 65s have had at the very least one dose. 

  • These between 40 and 64 – 82 per cent have had their first dose, and 50 per cent their second.

  • 98 per cent of lively border staff have been vaccinated with at the very least 1 dose, 93 per cent are absolutely vaccinated – that features 95 per cent of port staff.

  • Lot of labor executed with that group to allow them to make knowledgeable selections.

  • Expressions of curiosity for the self isolation trial open tomorrow in Auckland and Christchurch.

    • Individuals should stay in a stand alone residence, be close to the airports, and have mobile protection.

    • They cannot have guests apart from medical employees for testing or emergency causes. 

    • Contactless deliveries might be allowed. 

    • They are going to be monitored by way of sensible telephone expertise. 

    • They are going to be charged $1000 to take part

Media launch

29 September 2021


  • Variety of new neighborhood circumstances: 45

  • Variety of new circumstances recognized on the border: No circumstances

  • Location of recent neighborhood circumstances: Auckland

  • Location of neighborhood circumstances (whole): Auckland (together with 4 circumstances in Higher Hauraki; all of whom are in the identical family) 1,213 (969 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered)

  • Variety of neighborhood circumstances (whole): 1,230 (within the present neighborhood outbreak)

  • Instances infectious locally: 4 (50%) of yesterday’s circumstances have publicity occasions

  • Instances in isolation all through the interval they have been infectious: 4 (50 %) of yesterday’s circumstances

  • Instances epidemiologically linked: 33 of right this moment’s 45 circumstances are linked. Of those 26 are family contacts.

  • Instances to be epidemiologically linked: Twelve of right this moment’s 45 circumstances. Investigations are persevering with to find out a hyperlink.

  • Instances epidemiologically linked (whole): 1,193 (within the present cluster) (15 unlinked from the previous fortnight).

  • Variety of sub-clusters: 15 epidemiologically linked subclusters. Of those, three are lively, eight are contained and 4 are dormant. There are 10 epidemiologically unlinked subclusters. Of those, none are lively, three are contained and 7 are dormant.

  • Instances in hospital: 16 (whole): North Shore (2) Middlemore (7); Auckland (7)

  • Instances in ICU or HDU: Three

  • Confirmed circumstances (whole)*: 3,892 since pandemic started.

  • Historic circumstances, since 1 Jan 2021 (whole): 159 out of two,074 since 1 Jan 2021

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*There are 4 new recoveries to report and a case from yesterday has now been reclassified as beneath investigation. Subsequently the entire case depend has elevated by 44 right this moment.


  • Variety of open contacts being managed (whole): 951

  • Share who’ve acquired an outbound name from contact tracers (to verify testing and isolation necessities): 92%

  • Share with at the very least one take a look at consequence: 91%

Areas of curiosity


  • Variety of assessments (whole): 3,361,927

  • Variety of assessments processed (whole final 24 hours): 15,437

  • Exams processed in Auckland (final 24 hours): 8,537

  • Exams rolling common (final 7 days): 13,438

  • Testing centres in Auckland: 21


COVID-19 vaccine replace

  • Vaccines administered up to now (whole): 5,132,627; 1st doses: 3,266,796; 2nd doses: 1,865,831

  • Vaccines administered yesterday (whole): 44,649 1st doses: 13,519; 2nd doses: 31,130

  • Māori: 1st doses: 314,427; 2nd doses: 163,804

  • Pacific Peoples: 1st doses: 203,198; 2nd doses: 114,733

  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents up to now (whole): 1,868,161; 1st doses: 1,185,737 (83%); 2nd doses: 682,424 (48%)

  • Vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday (whole): 14,376; 1st doses: 3,884; 2nd doses: 10,492

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NZ COVID-19 tracer

  • Registered customers (whole): 3,259,983

  • Poster scans (whole): 392,744,620

  • Handbook diary entries (whole): 17,213,554

  • Poster scans in 24 hours to noon yesterday: 2,358,889

In the present day’s circumstances

Of right this moment’s new circumstances, 33 are recognized to be family or different shut contacts of current circumstances and plenty of of them have been isolating all through their infectious interval, both at house or in an MIQ facility.

Of the 26 family contacts, twelve come from two households, with six in every. Many of those circumstances have been ‘expected’ and prone to come up from family and different shut contacts

Presently 12 circumstances are unlinked and interviews are underway, nevertheless for six of these there are already potential hyperlinks seen.

Now that Auckland is at Alert Degree 3, a few of these folks could have been working in important or permitted companies throughout their infectious intervals. This emphasises the significance of everybody in Auckland persevering with to abide by Alert Degree 3 measures – together with masks carrying and staying in your bubble