Covid hospitalisations in Australia hit new record, surpassing January peak

by Josh Nicholas and Cait Kelly

25 July 2022

But while hospitalisations have hit a new peak, the number of patients in intensive care is down considerably, from 420 patients in January to 161 on Monday.

New South Wales accounted for more than 2,300 of those in hospital, but the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania were hard-hit on a per capita basis, with 162 and 183 hospitalisations respectively.

Since the beginning of March, the number of patients in hospital with Covid nationwide has not dropped below 2,000.

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