Australia’s highest death toll from covid-19 reported in 24 hours since pandemic fall.
Australia is facing the worst wave of the covid-19 epidemic, which is being fed by Omicron, and now the country’s hospitals and intensive care units are treating more patients with covid-19 than any other phase of the pandemic.
A total of 77 deaths were recorded in the previous 24 hours, surpassing the previous record of 57 that was recorded on Thursday, according to official data.
“Today is a very difficult day for our state,” New South Wales Prime Minister Dominique Perotet told a news conference after the state recorded 36 deaths from covid-19, the highest number ever.
Only four of those who succumbed to covid-19 had received a booster dose, prompting authorities to urge citizens not to delay the third booster dose. Thirty-three had received two doses of the vaccine.
“We need to hurry with boosting doses,” said New South Wales Health Officer Carrie Chad.
Amid an increase in the number of hospitalizations, the state of Victoria today declared hospitals a “brown alert”, which gives them the opportunity to postpone non-emergency interventions and cancel staff licenses.
Although authorities do not usually specify which strain of coronavirus those who died from covid-19 were infected with, officials have noted that most patients in intensive care units are infected with Omicron, with young, unvaccinated people making up a large proportion. .
Queensland authorities said none of the 16 patients who succumbed to covid-19 yesterday had received a booster dose. Of the 45 people who have died in the state due to covid-19 since December 13, only one had received a booster dose.
Some 73,000 new cases of covid-19 were reported today, down from a record 150,000 on Thursday.
A total of 1.6 million cases have been identified in Australia since the beginning of the pandemic, of which about 1.3 million in the last two weeks. A total of 2,776 people have succumbed to complications of the disease.
Omicron has also hit the popularity of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, according to a poll released today, according to which Labor is the first to vote a few months before the federal election.
Source From: Capital