Australia swamped by Omicron surge as pressure grows on hospitals

11/1/2022 2:00:00 PM

Australia swamped by Omicron surge as pressure grows on hospitals

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Australia swamped by Omicron surge as pressure grows on hospitals

SYDNEYAustralia 's Covid-19 infections hovered near record levels on Tuesday (Jan 11) as a surge of infections caused by the Omicron variant put a strain on hospitals already stretched by staff isolating after being exposed to the virus.

Australia has reported about 1.1 million cases since the pandemic began, with more than half of those in the last two weeks, including nearly 86,000 cases on Tuesday, with two states due to report later."There is significant pressure in our health system," the premier of Victoria state, Mr Daniel Andrews, told a media briefing, adding about 4,000 hospital and 400 ambulance staff in the state were isolating due to virus protocols.

Ambulance services in Victoria were forced to declare a code red — when there are more call requests than ambulances available — for several hours on Monday night, ambulance union official Olga Bartasek told broadcaster ABC.There are more people in hospital in Victoria and New South Wales, home to more than half Australia's 25 million people and the worst-affected states by the virus, than at any time during the pandemic.

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Australia Covid-19 infections hit 1 million as Omicron drives record surge SYDNEYAustralia on Monday (Jan 10) surpassed 1 million Covid-19 cases, with more than half of them recorded in the past week, as the Omicron variant ripped through most of the country driving up hospitalisation numbers and putting a strain on supply chains.

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After successfully containing the coronavirus for most of the pandemic, Australia has been swamped by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant after authorities eased mitigation measures as high vaccination rates were reached.LinkedIn SYDNEY: Australia's COVID-19 infections hovered near record levels on Tuesday (Jan 11) as a surge of infections caused by the Omicron variant put a strain on hospitals already stretched by staff isolating after being exposed to the virus.Novak Djokovic's bid to stay in Australia goes before courts With New South Wales and Victoria on Monday reporting about 55,000 new cases between them, total COVID-19 infections in Australia touched 1.Having successfully kept a lid on its virus caseload through aggressive lockdowns and tough border controls earlier in the pandemic, Australia is now suffering record infections as the country begins to live with the virus after higher vaccinations.

Australia has reported about 1.1 million cases since the pandemic began, with more than half of those in the last two weeks, including nearly 86,000 cases on Tuesday, with two states due to report later. Australia has reported about 1. "There is significant pressure in our health system," the premier of Victoria state, Mr Daniel Andrews, told a media briefing, adding about 4,000 hospital and 400 ambulance staff in the state were isolating due to virus protocols. A total of 2,387 deaths have been registered so far, though the death rate during the Omicron wave has been lower than during previous virus outbreaks, with 92 per cent of people over 16 double dosed and the booster programme picking pace. Ambulance services in Victoria were forced to declare a code red — when there are more call requests than ambulances available — for several hours on Monday night, ambulance union official Olga Bartasek told broadcaster ABC. "There is significant pressure in our health system," the premier of Victoria state, Daniel Andrews, told a media briefing, adding about 4,000 hospital and 400 ambulance staff in the state were isolating due to virus protocols. There are more people in hospital in Victoria and New South Wales, home to more than half Australia's 25 million people and the worst-affected states by the virus, than at any time during the pandemic.03 million since the first case was recorded nearly two years ago.

In all, about 4,000 people are in hospital with Covid-19 as of Tuesday, nearly double from a week ago. There are more people in hospital in Victoria and New South Wales, home to more than half Australia's 25 million people and the worst-affected states by the virus, than at any time during the pandemic. From Monday, Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to 2. More than 92 per cent of the population over the age of 16 have had a double dose of vaccine and a booster programme is picking up pace. The number of patients in intensive care and the number of deaths are creeping up, with 25 new fatalities registered on Tuesday, with data from some states still not in. More than 92 per cent of the population over the age of 16 have had a double dose of vaccine and a booster programme is picking up pace. Prime minister Scott Morrison, facing pressure for his handling of the Omicron wave in an election year, has vowed to"push through" the outbreak and plans to ease isolation rules for asymptomatic workers in key sectors amid reports of bare supermarket shelves. Source: Reuters/kg. REUTERS Related topics . Prime Minister Scott Morrison, facing pressure for his handling of the Omicron wave in an election year, has vowed to"push through" the outbreak and plans to ease isolation rules for asymptomatic workers in key sectors amid reports of bare supermarket shelves. From Monday, Pfizer's Covid vaccines will be offered to 2.