/ 07 September 2021

NSW braces for the COVID peak

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday said new COVID cases could peak at 2,000 a day “in the next week or so” with a spike in hospitalisations and demand for intensive care beds to follow. There are currently 177 people being treated in ICU in NSW, but modelling by the Burnet Institute shows that could rise to 560 by October. Yesterday, Susan Pearce from NSW Health said they had been “planning and preparing for this increase in cases since the start of the pandemic last year”. Also getting a look is the allocation of vaccine doses across Australia with the Delta outbreak seeing NSW get a large chunk of the supply of Pfizer vaccines since last month. It’s something other states are said to be worried about as the current outbreak continues in Victoria and the ACT.

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