The Fifth Wave of Covid in NZ – Weeks 1-13 – Total/Per-Capita Cases/Hospitalisations/Deaths by Vaccination Status

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The first week of the fifth wave of Covid in NZ was 13 November 2023, according to the people who call it that.

These are the changes across Cases, Hospitalisations, and Deaths by Vaccination Status from the values as at 6 November 2023, as per Te Whatu Ora.

Cases

Hospitalisations

ICU Admissions for Covid

Deaths With Covid

Why is the under-12 group missing from the per-capita in Cases/Hospitalisations and ICU but not mentioned in Deaths, Spidey?

Because the under-12 group has their vaccination status withheld, I can’t present their per-capita rate.

So, I can’t use them in the 2 or 1-dose cohort sizes, or the 0-dose for the Case/Hospitalisations/ICU per-capita calculations. Deaths is not split out, so it uses the Total Population figure, and the 1 and 2 doses for paeds are included for those cohorts.

For Cases/Hospital/ICU, In order to not artificially raise the 0-dose cohort’s size, pushing down its rate per-capita (and similarly with 1 and 2, but Booster has never been affected), these stats per-capita numbers have to be based on total population MINUS all people up to 14, 645,000 removed from the calculation. Deaths uses the total one.

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