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Greg Hunt backs Australia’s pandemic response despite spiking cases and complaints of ambulance ramping

‘We are a stronger and a better country than many acknowledge’, says retiring health minister

The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, says he is optimistic about the declining effect of the pandemic in Australia, saying the country’s response to Covid has beaten expectations, despite increasing complaints of ambulance ramping across several states.

The nation on Sunday recorded seven virus deaths and more than 40,400 new cases, while almost 2,100 patients were in hospital with 102 in intensive care and 21 on ventilation, according to state and territory figures.

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