NZ Covid Stats Weekly Update: Fifth Wave – Week Thirteen – Case/Hospital & ICU Admissions/Deaths by Vaccination Status: 30 January – 5 February 2024

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

This week’s update is for the week of 30 January – 5 February 2024.

Highlights/tl:dr:

  • New Boosted cohort infection rate 17.98x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, up from 15.81x last week.
  • New Boosted hospitalisations for Covid 3.85x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, down from 7.14x last week.
  • New Boosted deaths were 9.67x the per-capita rate of the Not Fully Vaccinated (0/1 dose) cohort , down quite a bit from infinitely 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 Reported This Week

The Boosted cohort reported positive for Covid at a rate per-100,000 people 15.81x that of the Unvaccinated.

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.

Boosted were hospitalised for Covid at a rate per-100,000 people 7.14x that of the Unvaccinated.

ICU

New ICU Admissions This Week

It looks as though a Boosted person was reallocated as Fully-Vaccinated, and a Partially-Vaccinated reallocated to FV or 0.

Just classic TWO data management.

Deaths

Overall Deaths With Covid within 28 days of death

First reported NFV death – March 2020.

First reported Boosted death – March 2022. 3 months post-Booster rollout.

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

Not Fully Vaccinated: (620) 111x 0-59, 66x 60s, 128x 70s, 183x 80s, 132x 90s

Fully Vaccinated: (688) 137x 0-59, 95x 60s, 144x 70s, 190x 80s, 122x 90s

Boosted: (4,171) 215x 0-59, 324x 60s, 872x 70s, 1607x 80s, 1153x 90+

New Deaths With Covid within 28 days this week

23 Boosted deaths. 2 Fully Vaccinated, 0 Not Fully Vaccinated.

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

Unvaccinated/Partially Vaccinated: (1) 1x 80s

Fully Vaccinated: (2) 2x 70s

Boosted: (24) 1x <60s, 3x 60s, 7x 70s, 7x 80s, 6x 90+

Vaccination Group Charts

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