Covid hospitalisation rates - how is Australia’s health system coping with the spread of Omicron?

by Josh Nicholas

22 December 2021

Due to the difference in reporting times between jurisdictions it can be difficult to get a picture of the numbers, trends and impact on the healthcare system.

But the seven-day average of new cases shows how cases are trending in each jurisdiction. Experts say there can be a lag of 10 to 14 days from when cases are reported and subsequent hospitalisations.

Here, you can see hospitalisations and 7-day rolling Covid cases average in New South Wales:

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