NZ Covid Stats Weekly Update: Fifth Wave – Week Eleven – Case/Hospital & ICU Admissions/Deaths by Vaccination Status: 16 – 22 January 2024

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Highlights: They’re still calling it the Fifth Wave. It’s still drowning the Boosted.

This week’s update is for the week of 16 – 22 January 2024.

  • New Boosted cohort infection rate 16.49x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, up from 15.94x last week.
  • New Boosted hospitalisations for Covid 28.38x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, massively up from 2.89x last week.
  • New Boosted deaths were 19.66x the per-capita rate of the Not Fully Vaccinated (0/1 dose) cohort, up quite a bit from 4.25x last week.

Cases

Overall Cases since First Recorded Case

For the No Dose group, the first case is from March 2020.

For the Boosted Group, the first case is from December 2021.

New Cases This Week

Hospitalisations

Overall Hospitalisations

As with cases, the 0 dose cohort has taken almost 4 years to make this number. Boosted, around two.

New Hospitalisations for Covid This Week

The 1-dose cohort had one Hospitalisation reallocated by MoH.

ICU

New ICU Admissions This Week

2 ICU admissions for 2-dose and 0-dose were determined to actually be Boosted, so those groups went down by 2, Boosted up by 4.

Deaths

Overall Deaths With Covid within 28 days of death

First reported NFV death – March 2020.

First reported Boosted death – March 2022

The distribution of the overall “with Covid” deaths by age and vaccination status:

Not Fully Vaccinated: (619) 111x 0-59, 66x 60s, 128x 70s, 182x 80s, 132x 90s

Fully Vaccinated: (684) 137x 0-59, 94x 60s, 141x 70s, 190x 80s, 121x 90s

Boosted: (4,124) 212x 0-59, 321x 60s, 859x 70s, 1591x 80s, 1141x 90+

New Deaths With Covid within 28 days this week

49 Boosted deaths. 3 Fully Vaccinated, 1 Not Fully Vaccinated.

The distribution of the week’s deaths by age and vaccination status:

Unvaccinated/Partially Vaccinated: (1) 1x 70s

Fully Vaccinated: (3) 2x <60s, 1x 90+

Boosted: (49) 4x <60s, 6x 60s, 12x 70s, 19x 80s, 8x 90+

Vaccination Group Charts

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