Australia has ‘caught up with the rest of the world’ on COVID

Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said the COVID-19 situation in Australia had

Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said the COVID-19 situation in Australia had “caught up with the rest of the world” in recent weeks. “Throughout the pandemic in Australia we’ve had over a million (of) cases now and, sadly, 2,500 deaths,” he said Thursday afternoon. “About half of our cases diagnosed throughout the pandemic here in Australia have been diagnosed since the start of the year. “We are not eliminating this virus – we are not protecting everyone against this virus in the weeks and months to come – what we do is protect our hospitals and our intensive care units and that is in Classes. Professor Kelly said hospitals in all jurisdictions were in good condition, calling them “green,” while 18% of the nation’s critical care unit capacity was currently in use for people with COVID. “Caught up with the rest of the world” in recent weeks. “Throughout the pandemic in Australia we’ve had over a million (of) cases now and, sadly, 2,500 deaths,” he said Thursday afternoon. “About half of our cases diagnosed throughout the pandemic here in Australia have been diagnosed since the start of the year. “We are not eliminating this virus – we are not protecting everyone against this virus in the weeks and months to come – what we do is protect our hospitals and our intensive care units and that is in Classes. Professor Kelly said hospitals in each jurisdiction were in good condition, calling them “green,” while 18% of the nation’s intensive care unit capacity was currently in use for people with COVID.

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