Keep up to date with the latest live developments in the Covid-19 Delta outbreak.
Deputy Prime Minster Grant Roberson and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gave an update on today's Covid-19 case numbers and also an update on the terror attack that occurred at New Lynn Countdown.
- There are 20 cases all in Auckland, bringing the total outbreak to 801, 79 cases are recovered, bring active cases to 722
- 6 cases were potentially infectious in the community
- Bloomfield said ongoing investigations show the total number of unlinked cases has fallen from 58 last Sunday to 30 today.
- 38 are in hospital, 6 in ICU with 4 being ventilated
- Bloomfield expressed his personal condolences to the family of the woman who died in North Shore hospital (announced yesterday)
- Bloomfield says it’s is important people get tested to give further confidence that all cases in the community have been identified
- Robertson seconded this saying they want to see an increase in testing to give them the confidence that Delta is under control
- 38,120 individuals in the contact tracing system since 9am this morning. Of very close contacts, 99 percent have been followed up by contact tracers, and 90 percent have had a test.
- Over 77,000 number of vaccines were done yesterday
- Over 9032 Covid tests were processed yesterday
- There were no unexpected detections to report from ESR in wastewater testing. Covid-19 was also detected in Rotorua sample on Thursday, but this was deemed expected because there is a case in MIQ in the area.
- There are 1.9m future vaccine bookings online
- Deputy Prime Minster Grant Robertson wished people a happy Father's Day and also acknowledged how difficult it can be for those who have lost someone
- He also wished his mother and Chris Hipkins a happy birthday
- Robertson paid tribute to essential workers who responded to Friday's terrorist attack. He acknowledges health staff, supermarket workers, police and the SAS.
- Bloomfield said there are three people in ICU in critical but stable condition in Auckland City Hospital following the terrorist attack