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How will hospitals cope when NSW Covid cases hit 2,000 a day? Here’s what the modelling says

We examine Burnet Institute projections for how the state’s healthcare system will respond to pressure in coming weeks

Sydney’s intensive care units are expected to become overwhelmed by November, with the government drawing up plans to place overflow ICU beds in operating theatres and abandon existing nurse to patient ratios by that time.

The New South Wales healthcare system has been placed under increasing strain as Sydney’s Delta outbreak worsens, with modelling released on Monday predicting daily cases could reach more than 2,000 in areas of concern with a resulting surge in hospitalisations.

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