6 Sep 2021

Covid-19 update on 6 September: 20 new community cases in New Zealand today

1:20 pm on 6 September 2021

There are 20 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Health also said there were three new cases in managed isolation and one historical case.

Of the 20 new cases announced, only five were infectious while in the community, the remaining 15 were all in isolation throughout the period they were infected, it said.

All the new cases are in Auckland.

There are 40 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospital today, eight at North Shore, 18 at Middlemore and 14 at Auckland.

Six of these people are either in intensive care or in a high dependency unit.

A full update on today's cases:

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There have been a total of 38,058 contacts identified so far. Of these, 86 percent have received an outbound call from contact tracers and 91 percent have at least one test result.

The number of Covid-19 tests done yesterday fell to a new low of 4750, just under half of these done in Auckland.

There are no unexpected wastewater detections in the past 24 hours.

The government will announce later today if Covid-19 alert level restrictions will be loosened for regions outside of Auckland.

Cases linked to the current outbreak have so far been detected only in Auckland and Wellington.

And Auckland has been told to get testing to get out of level 4.

Covid-19 swabbing numbers have been falling so fast in the city, some centres closed early at the weekend.

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