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Covid deaths in Australian aged care surpass 100 a week, the highest rate since August

Health department data shows deaths have progressively increased from October, with 738 outbreaks now active in facilities

The number of Covid deaths in residential aged care has again surpassed 100 a week, spiking to levels not seen in months.

Health department data, published late on Friday, shows 738 outbreaks are now active in residential aged care facilities, down from 915 outbreaks in the week to 23 December.

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