Pasifika people needed hospital treatment for Covid-19 more than any other ethnic group in New Zealand, while half of those ending up in intensive care have been Māori, newly released data has shown, RNZ reports. Data revealed seven of the 18 people admitted to intensive care for Covid-19 were Māori, while older Pasifika people have had rates of hospital admission almost five times that of non-Pasifika or non-Māori. Meanwhile, Papakura marae-based GP Matire Harwood said the findings backed up concerns health professionals have had since the beginning of the pandemic.
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