Australia has had its deadliest day yet of the pandemic – here’s what we know about who is dying


by Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

21 January 2022


Here, we’ve pulled together the information we do know about deaths from various government sources.


The data shows that for Australia’s third large Covid wave, older Australians continue to be overrepresented in the death toll, even as younger Australians record far more cases.


And in New South Wales, where more detailed data is available, the protective effect of vaccines remains clear, with serious outcomes – deaths and ICU admission – far less likely for vaccinated people with Covid, across every age group.



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