Three in four COVID-19 deaths in patients with pre-existing conditions

Senate committee hearing into the handling of the pandemic also heard that PCR tests for travel had not been factored into plans

Nearly three-quarters of people who have died from COVID-19 had a pre-existing health condition, a senate committee has been told.

Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly.

The parliamentary hearing also heard that while government planning for PCR test availability had included an increase in cases, states requiring PCR tests for travel purposes had not been factored in.