Australia Reported Highest COVID-19 Death Toll In Recent Months
CANBERRA, Jul 29 (NNN-AAP) – Australia reported its highest COVID-19 daily death toll in recent months, as the country continues to battle against the wave of Omicron sub-variant infections in winter.
There were 157 new COVID-19 deaths reported across Australia today, including 107 in Victoria and 22 in New South Wales.
The spike takes Australia’s total COVID-19 death toll to over 11,600, of which almost 10,000 have occurred in 2022.
Figures published by the Guardian Australia, today revealed, Australia has one of the highest coronavirus death rates among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.
The seven-day average of deaths per million residents was 2.77 in the week to Wednesday, trailing only New Zealand and Norway.
Australia today reported more than 40,000 new COVID-19 cases.
According to the Department of Health data, there were 5,245 cases being treated in hospitals today.