COVID-19 in New Zealand, September

New Zealand // 24 September, 2020

At least 1,827 confirmed and probable cases and 25 deaths.

Until at least 7 October, Auckland is at Alert Level 2 while the rest of the country is at Alert Level 1.

See the Ministry of Health COVID-19 current cases and the Government COVID-19 website. COVID-19 health advice and information is available via the Healthline on 0800 358 5453. NZ COVID Tracer app is available.

Status: Limited activity

24 September: Low numbers of cases continue to be detected, with 65 cases currently active. A total of 1,827 confirmed and probable cases have been reported, of which there are 25 fatalities and 1,737 recoveries.

Restrictions in Auckland are now at Alert Level 2 until at least 7 October. The rest of the country’s restrictions were eased down to Alert Level 1 on 22 September. This will be reevaluated on 5 October.

17 September: Active cases are in Auckland, Waitemata and within managed isolation and quarantine. Seven new cases in returned travellers. One returned from Uzbekistan on 14 September and was symptomatic. The other six had positive tests for COVID-19 on Day 3 testing, and are in quarantine. Four were from India, one from Indonesia and one from the United States. There are still over 4,000 close contacts who are self-isolating.

14 September: Restrictions have been extended for another week, to be re-evaluated on 21 September.

8 September: Low levels of community transmission in wider Auckland continue, as well as imported cases. Contact tracing continues for thousands of cases related to the 69-person cluster in Auckland over the last four weeks. A total of 1,431 cases have been confirmed and an additional 351 probable cases have been reported. Over 1,630 people have recovered and 24 have died. Alert Level 2 restrictions are in place until 16 September, with additional restrictions on the number of people at social gatherings enforced in the Auckland region.

 

See the August updates for New Zealand here.

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