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Covid Death and Hospitalisation Data Set Update

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Dear Ministry of Health,

PART 1 – DEATHS:

The following information sought relates to table 'Age and ethnicity of deaths where to COVID-19 officially coded as the underlying cause' accessed on 20 May from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove.... If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that the answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and apply the information requested below to that table.

1. What number of total deaths in any category would be great enough for the Ministry to Please give vaccination status breakdown (unvaccinated, one shot, two shots, boosted, unknown) across the total number of deaths where Covid-19 has been officially recorded as the underlying cause.

2. What number of deaths in any category would be great enough for the MoH to provide a vaccination status breakdown without being concerned that the data may potentially harm patient’s privacy?

3. Please provide the vaccination status data for each age category where the number of deaths exceeds the threshold asked for in question 2 above.
4. What was the average age at time of death for each age group?

5. What was the average age at time of death for the total number of deaths to date for which Covid-19 has been identified as the underlying cause?

6. How many of those who have died and for which Covid-19 has been identified as the underlying cause were admitted to ICU prior to dying? How many of these were admitted to ICU because of Covid-19 symptoms and not for other reasons? Please provide this data broken down into age groups if possible.
Note that in answering a similar question previously OIA (H202204268) I was advised that this information is publicly available at:
https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove...
Unfortunately that is not the case. What is available at that site is how many people who were admitted to ICU and had tested positive for Covid-19, not the number of people admitted to ICU who consequently died and for which Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death.

7. For deaths where Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause, how many occurred in each calendar month (from March 2020 until now)?

PART 2 – Hospitalisation and ICU:

The following information sought relates to the table 'Cases who have been in hospital and in intensive care (ICU) by age' accessed on 20 May from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove.... If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that the answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and apply the information requested below to that table.

8. Covid Symptoms: For each age group, how many of those admitted to ICU were admitted because of Covid-19 symptoms and not for some other reason?

9. How many people within each age group that were admitted to ICU because of Covid-19 symptoms, subsequently died with Covid recorded as the underlying cause of death?

10. Of those that were admitted to ICU and subsequently died, for how many in each age group was Covid-19 the underlying cause?

11. Of those admitted to ICU, what was the vaccination status at time of being admitted?
a. How many people in each group were unvaccinated at the time of admittance.
b. How many people in each group had received one shot prior to admittance.
c. How many people in each group had received two shots prior to admittance.
d. How many people in each group had received two shots plus prior to admittance.
Note that this question was previously asked in H202204268. The reply advised that hospitalised versus non-hospitalised cases and their vaccination are publicly available at:
www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-corona...
Unfortunately that is not the case. What is provided is the vaccination status of Covid-19 cases who have been in hospital, but not ICU.

12. When did they get admitted?
How many people in each age group were in hospital and in ICU in any given month (list months in which people in the table were in hospital and in ICU and advise how many people in each age group were in hospital with Covid in each of those months and how many of those were in in ICU).

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Mark Shelly

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Question 1 was intended to read:
1. (a) What number of total deaths in any category would be great enough for the Ministry to provide the data without potentially harming patients’ privacy? (b) Please give vaccination status breakdown (unvaccinated, one shot, two shots, boosted, unknown) across the total number of deaths where Covid-19 has been officially recorded as the underlying cause.

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Kia ora Mark,  

  

Thank you for your request for official information received on 20 May
2022 for: 

  

"PART 1 – DEATHS:

The following information sought relates to table 'Age and ethnicity of
deaths where to COVID-19 officially coded as the underlying cause'
accessed on 20 May
from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove....
If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that the
answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and apply the
information requested below to that table.
1. What number of total deaths in any category would be great enough for
the Ministry to Please give vaccination status breakdown (unvaccinated,
one shot, two shots, boosted, unknown) across the total number of deaths
where Covid-19 has been officially recorded as the underlying cause.
2. What number of deaths in any category would be great enough for the MoH
to provide a vaccination status breakdown without being concerned that the
data may potentially harm patient’s privacy?
3. Please provide the vaccination status data for each age category where
the number of deaths exceeds the threshold asked for in question 2 above.
4. What was the average age at time of death for each age group?
5. What was the average age at time of death for the total number of
deaths to date for which Covid-19 has been identified as the underlying
cause?
6. How many of those who have died and for which Covid-19 has been
identified as the underlying cause were admitted to ICU prior to dying?
How many of these were admitted to ICU because of Covid-19 symptoms and
not for other reasons? Please provide this data broken down into age
groups if possible.
Note that in answering a similar question previously OIA (H202204268) I
was advised that this information is publicly available at:
https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove...
Unfortunately that is not the case. What is available at that site is how
many people who were admitted to ICU and had tested positive for Covid-19,
not the number of people admitted to ICU who consequently died and for
which Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death.
7. For deaths where Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause, how
many occurred in each calendar month (from March 2020 until now)?
PART 2 – Hospitalisation and ICU:
The following information sought relates to the table 'Cases who have been
in hospital and in intensive care (ICU) by age' accessed on 20 May
from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove....
If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that the
answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and apply the
information requested below to that table.
8. Covid Symptoms: For each age group, how many of those admitted to ICU
were admitted because of Covid-19 symptoms and not for some other reason?
9. How many people within each age group that were admitted to ICU because
of Covid-19 symptoms, subsequently died with Covid recorded as the
underlying cause of death?
10. Of those that were admitted to ICU and subsequently died, for how many
in each age group was Covid-19 the underlying cause?
11. Of those admitted to ICU, what was the vaccination status at time of
being admitted?
a. How many people in each group were unvaccinated at the time of
admittance.
b. How many people in each group had received one shot prior to
admittance.
c. How many people in each group had received two shots prior to
admittance.
d. How many people in each group had received two shots plus prior to
admittance.
Note that this question was previously asked in H202204268. The reply
advised that hospitalised versus non-hospitalised cases and their
vaccination are publicly available at:
www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-corona...
Unfortunately that is not the case. What is provided is the vaccination
status of Covid-19 cases who have been in hospital, but not ICU.
12. When did they get admitted?
How many people in each age group were in hospital and in ICU in any given
month (list months in which people in the table were in hospital and in
ICU and advise how many people in each age group were in hospital with
Covid in each of those months and how many of those were in in ICU)." 

  

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202206707.  

  

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 May 2022, being 20
working days after the day your request was received. 

  

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significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. If
we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will
notify you of an extension of that time frame. 

  

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch. 

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

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Kia ora Mark,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 20 May
2022 requesting:

 

“The following information sought relates to table 'Age and ethnicity of
deaths where to COVID-19 officially coded as the underlying cause'
accessed on 20 May
from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove....
If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that
the answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and
apply the information requested below to that table.

1. What number of total deaths in any category would be great enough for
the Ministry to Please give vaccination status breakdown (unvaccinated,
one shot, two shots, boosted, unknown) across the total number of deaths
where Covid-19 has been officially recorded as the underlying cause.

2. What number of deaths in any category would be great enough for the
MoH to provide a vaccination status breakdown without being concerned
that the data may potentially harm patient’s privacy?

3. Please provide the vaccination status data for each age category
where the number of deaths exceeds the threshold asked for in question 2
above.

4. What was the average age at time of death for each age group?

5. What was the average age at time of death for the total number of
deaths to date for which Covid-19 has been identified as the underlying
cause?

6. How many of those who have died and for which Covid-19 has been
identified as the underlying cause were admitted to ICU prior to dying?
How many of these were admitted to ICU because of Covid-19 symptoms and
not for other reasons? Please provide this data broken down into age
groups if possible.

Note that in answering a similar question previously OIA (H202204268) I
was advised that this information is publicly available at:

https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove...

Unfortunately that is not the case. What is available at that site is
how many people who were admitted to ICU and had tested positive for
Covid-19, not the number of people admitted to ICU who consequently died
and for which Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause of death.

7. For deaths where Covid-19 was identified as the underlying cause, how
many occurred in each calendar month (from March 2020 until now)?

 

PART 2 – Hospitalisation and ICU:

The following information sought relates to the table 'Cases who have
been in hospital and in intensive care (ICU) by age' accessed on 20 May
from https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove....
If the table has been superseded by more current data at the time that
the answers are provided please supply the most up to date table and
apply the information requested below to that table.

8. Covid Symptoms: For each age group, how many of those admitted to ICU
were admitted because of Covid-19 symptoms and not for some other
reason?

9. How many people within each age group that were admitted to ICU
because of Covid-19 symptoms, subsequently died with Covid recorded as
the underlying cause of death?

10. Of those that were admitted to ICU and subsequently died, for how
many in each age group was Covid-19 the underlying cause?

11. Of those admitted to ICU, what was the vaccination status at time of
being admitted?

a. How many people in each group were unvaccinated at the time of
admittance.

b. How many people in each group had received one shot prior to
admittance.

c. How many people in each group had received two shots prior to
admittance.

d. How many people in each group had received two shots plus prior to
admittance.

Note that this question was previously asked in H202204268. The reply
advised that hospitalised versus non-hospitalised cases and their
vaccination are publicly available at:

www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-corona...

Unfortunately that is not the case. What is provided is the vaccination
status of Covid-19 cases who have been in hospital, but not ICU.

12. When did they get admitted?

How many people in each age group were in hospital and in ICU in any
given month (list months in which people in the table were in hospital
and in ICU and advise how many people in each age group were in hospital
with Covid in each of those months and how many of those were in in
ICU).”

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as further consultation is required.

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 19 July 2022.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

 

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

  

[1]Ministry of Health information releases 

[2]Unite against COVID-19 

 

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