Asthma deaths up 32% amid fading COVID-19 effect

Asthma-related deaths increased from 355 to 467 in a year, said National Asthma Council Australia.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Kerry Hancock.
Dr Kerry Hancock.

Increased respiratory virus circulation and complacency around asthma management are driving a spike in asthma-related mortality, a leading GP says. 

National Asthma Council Australia reported last week that asthma-related deaths had jumped from 355 in 2021 to 467 in 2022 — a rise of around 32%.