THIS WEEK’S COVID NUMBERS

Victorian data taken from Department of Health Weekly Report 15 December 2023.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 declined again this week with a daily average of 266, down from 274 last week. The current average remains high compared to recent months but remains below the most recent peak in May/June.

The 7-day average of ICU patients increased this week (11 to 15).

Deaths in the most recent 28-day period (01/11/2023 – 28/11/2023) have continued to increase, compared to the prior 28-day period (04/10/2023 – 31/10/2023), with a current 28-day total of 178. 

Increases and decreases in the reporting of deaths attributable to COVID-19 tend to lag waves of infections and hospitalisations by several weeks. (Note that reporting periods for deaths are lagged by 2 weeks to allow for delays in data collection)

Australia: As of 18 December, there have been 11,726,624 cases and 23,728 COVID deaths.

World: As of 18 December, there had been 699,743,963 worldwide infections with COVID-related deaths numbering 6,957,603.

(Source: Worldometer)

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