Rise in deaths but COVID-19 not only to blame: AIHW

Report shows 3000 more Australians died than expected in January and February this year, but only half were pandemic related
Australian Associated Press
Dying patient.

Three thousand more Australians died in the first two months of this year than expected, but it wasn’t all down to the Omicron wave, a new report says.

The Australia’s Health 2022 report, published on Thursday, found death rates in January and February were 35% higher than expected, with COVID-19 blamed for about half of the excess deaths.