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Delta deaths expose Australia’s great disadvantage divide

Experts say the spread of coronavirus among lower socioeconomic communities in NSW and Victoria was ‘utterly predictable’

Nearly 60% of people who have died during the New South Wales Delta wave lived in the south-western or western Sydney local health districts, according to data that further underlines a deadly divide in Australia’s experience of the pandemic.

As Melbourne’s case numbers hit record numbers, one of its most disadvantaged local government areas has also had nearly a third of Victoria’s fatalities during Delta, data compiled by Guardian Australia shows.

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