Australia COVID-19 infection levels hit records amid a raging Omicron outbreak.
Sydney: Australia, on January 13, 2022, revealed its highest pandemic-related caseload. It includes a massive Omicron outbreak causing an increase in hospitalization rates.
The influx caused severe pressure on supply chains, forcing authorities to relax quarantine restrictions to allow more workers.
After successfully containing the virus in the earlier outbreak, Australia has reported nearly one million cases in the last two weeks, as the population slowly adjusts to living with coronavirus and fewer restrictions.
The total number of cases detected since the pandemic started grew to 1.4 million.
Over 147,000 cases have been reported in Australia, With around 92,000 patients in the most significant state, New South Wales (NSW).
However, there is an unending list of positive home results from January.
Hospital admissions for new patients and patients admitted to intensive treatment are highest during the pandemic.
But officials have stated that the health system can handle the growing cases.
53 death cases have been recorded thus to date so far, with NSW experiencing the deadliest day of the pandemic, with 22 deaths.
However, the death rate during the Omicron outbreak is lower than previous outbreaks in Australia, which saw over 92% of the population who are over 16 are double-dosed.
The booster campaign is increasing. Amid pressure on supply chains, Victorian state authorities freed workers from quarantine requirements if they are close to.
Workers who work in the emergency sector, education, and transportation can return to work if they’re free of symptoms.
“There is no quick solution to this issue,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews stated at a media event on Thursday. “These are commonsense solutions and will be helpful, but they’re not the only thing, and there isn’t a simple solution.”
Victoria’s move is scheduled to take place ahead of an upcoming meeting of the cabinet at the national level.
The group made up of governors from both states and federal will be held later on Thursday in which prime minister Scott Morrison will propose steps to ease pressure on supply chains for businesses.
Queensland state has decided on Thursday to open all its domestic borders at the beginning of more than two years.
Travelers no longer need to carry border passes and positive COVID-19 results.
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