Covid reports move to weekly cycle

Pierre Verschaffelt

John Whaanga | Covid reports move to weekly cycle

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The Ministry of Health is moving to seven-day reporting on Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health is moving to seven-day reporting on Covid-19.

Its Maori deputy chief executive, John Whaanga, says he will include averages on the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

This is an opportunity to include more information on Maori and Pacific cases.

“It’s really important that we collect good baseline information on the impact of Covid and it’s particularly important that we collect information on ethnicity,” Mr Whaanga says.

The department has also commissioned research at Victoria University into long Covid, and it is giving clinicians and the public more guidance on how to recognize and manage it.

Over the past week, 9809 new cases have been reported, including 1052 reinfections.

There were eight deaths attributed to Covid during the week and 166 cases in hospital as of midnight Monday.

There are a total of 9786 active cases including 1118 Maori.


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