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Two-thirds of 15,400 extra Australian deaths in 2022 caused by Covid, study finds

The latest data show Covid case numbers and deaths are still rising week on week

The current wave of Covid-19 cases is still rising in Australia, with the latest data from New South Wales and Victoria showing a sharp jump in the number of deaths attributed to the pandemic virus.

Victoria reported 85 deaths, compared with 54 the week before, and NSW saw 48 deaths, after 32 the week before. The total number of deaths is almost three times as many as were reported in the first week of November.

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