Image: Tina Tiller
Image: Tina Tiller

BusinessMay 9, 2022

The Spinoff Covid tracker: live graphs telling the story of the pandemic in Aotearoa

Image: Tina Tiller
Image: Tina Tiller

Updated at 1.00pm, June 28.

Everything you need to know about how the Covid-19 pandemic is tracking in New Zealand, through regularly updated data visualisations.

The Spinoff Covid tracker brings together all the relevant Covid data – cases, tests, vaccination and mobility – in one place.

The aim of this page is to show the numbers in the context of the larger picture. We will continuously update and improve it based on feedback.

The reporting times differ for some of the data sets. We will update them as soon as the data is public.

The mobility data we use comes from Google community mobility reports. It is only indicative, but it provides a view into the effectiveness of lockdowns and we will continue to update the data as we shift down levels.

Along with showing the top-line numbers, our vaccination graphs are designed to highlight the challenges that become visible when we look beyond the headline “90% vaccinated” target. Scroll down towards the end of this page to view vaccination data broken down by ethnicity and age, at a national and DHB level.

App users: If you experience an issue with any of these graphs click here to load in-browser

NB: The Ministry of Health’s daily 1pm update includes deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a case was reported, and deaths that were reported with incomplete details. The below graph is based on Ministry of Health data that doesn’t include these.

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The following vaccination charts are updated weekly.

Click here to read an explainer for the following two charts showing vaccination data by age, ethnicity and DHB.

Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

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