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

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Today, there are 20 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand.

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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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Photo: Ministry of Health

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.

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The number of Covid-19 tests performed yesterday reached a new low of 4750, accounting for slightly under half of those performed in Auckland.

In the last 24 hours, there have been no unexpected wastewater detections.

The government will announce later today whether or not the Covid-19 warning level limitations will be relaxed for areas outside of Auckland.

So far, only cases associated with the current outbreak have been identified in Auckland and Wellington.

And Auckland has been instructed to begin testing in order to exit level 4.

Covid-19 swabbing numbers in the city have been dropping so quickly that some centres closed early on the weekend.


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