An unfolding crisis - tracking NSW Covid cases in hospital and ICU

by Nick Evershed and Josh Nicholas

10 September 2021

NSW government modelling conducted by the Burnet Institute assessed the state’s healthcare capacity and how the system would respond to pressure. You can read a detailed explanation of this modelling, and what it means here.

In addition to this modelling, NSW Health has pandemic response planning that sets thresholds for how hospitals are impacted by rising cases, and how they should adjust their practices based on the number of cases involved.

Much of the modelling and health response strategy focusses on ICU activity and capacity, so the most important thing we’ll be following is the number of Covid patients in ICU over time, and where this number sits in regard to the thresholds:

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