COVID-19 cases in NSW ICUs increase by 46% last week

After announcing 919 new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 and two more deaths as a result of a months-long outbreak in Greater Sydney, Gladys Berejiklian urged the people of her state to turn their attention away from climbing infections. Shape. “There is no doubt that the rising number of cases will worry people,” the premier told reporters, as NSW once again broke the record for the highest daily number recorded in Australia since the pandemic began.

“But it is a mark of how vaccines work that the hospitalization rate is relatively low.” Ms Berejiklian had a point – one that has been reiterated by experts as COVID-19 descended on Australia and even as prime minister in recent weeks: that we, as a nation, have You need to stop chasing zero and focus your attention instead. Things we can control, like getting vaccinated and doing everything we can to keep people out of the hospital.

But it came on a day that he, the health minister and chief health officer were beset with questions about reports that Sydney’s hospital system was about to come under pressure. The number of people with COVID-19 in intensive care has increased by 46 percent in the past week – from 77 to 113 of the 645 cases currently receiving treatment in hospital. Gladys Berejiklian has urged residents of NSW to turn their attention from the climbing transition to a different figure. Pictured: Jenny Evans – Poole/Getty Images “It is not pleasant to see that 98 people in the ICU have not been vaccinated,” a disappointed Dr Kerry Chant told reporters.


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