Update on COVID-19 cases — 16 October 2021

Read the latest update on cases from the Ministry of Health.

There are 41 new community cases today. As at 10am, 20 of these cases are linked, 13 of which are household contacts and 21 remain unlinked with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the current outbreak.

  • 41 community cases of COVID-19 — 40 in Auckland, 1 in Waikato
  • 2 case in managed isolation
  • 69% of Aucklanders have 2 vaccine dose
  • 24,285 tests were taken yesterday

Super Saturday has kicked off strongly this morning with thousands of people around the country rolling up their sleeves for their COVID-19 vaccinations.

By 1pm, 69,582 people have been vaccinated today, 19,773 with their first dose and 49,809 with their second dose.  

Today’s numbers include 5,443 first doses and 6,004 second doses for Māori.

Today, 1,979 Pacific people have received their first vaccination and 4,215 the second dose.

In Auckland today 4,490 Aucklanders have had their first dose and 17,714 their second.

Update on today's COVID-19 cases | health.govt.nz (external link)

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