2 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Pacific people more likely to need hospital

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 2 March 2021

Pacific people are far more likely to need hospital treatment for Covid-19 than any other ethnic group in New Zealand.

Of those people who ultimately need intensive care, almost half are Māori.

Health leaders say this shows why these communities must be prioritised for the vaccine.  

Meriana Johnsen has more.