Posts Tagged ‘Covid pandemic’

Warning winter could mark arrival of fifth Covid wave across Australia

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

A prominent epidemiologist says it is “obvious” Australia is heading into its fifth wave of Covid. Over the last week, 38,226 cases were reported across Australia, with an average of 5461 cases per day. While cases are spiking in almost every state and territory – including a 44 per cent spike in Tasmania – the Read more

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: Infection deaths behind New Zealand’s record 2022 mortality rate

Monday, November 21st, 2022

New Zealand has just recorded its highest death count in a 12-month period – driven by the Covid pandemic and our ageing population. Statistics New Zealand today released its year-on-year update on births and deaths between September 2021 and September 2022. It showed a “sharp” 10 per cent increase in the mortality rate, with 38,052 Read more