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As Covid crippled aged care sector only 30 ADF personnel a week were sent to help

As death toll in aged care facilities hit 3,000 in 2022, the numbers of deployed Australian defence force personnel peaked at 47 a week

An average of just 30 defence force personnel were deployed to aged care facilities across Australia each week while the sector buckled under the latest Covid wave, data shows.

The most recent data details about 3,000 Covid deaths in residential aged care this year alone, dwarfing the toll from the pandemic’s first two years combined.

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