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Extra 3,000 deaths in Australia in first two months of 2022 due to Covid, report says

Australia’s Health report also finds 30% of Covid-related deaths since start of pandemic occurred in residential aged care

There were 3,105 more deaths than expected in January and February, driven by Covid-19, according to the latest snapshot of Australia’s health.

By comparison, there were 205 fewer deaths than expected in 2020 as the country locked down due to the pandemic, and 94 more deaths than expected in 2021 amid outbreaks of the virus and lifting of restrictions. Before the onset of the pandemic, death rates were decreasing.

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