Australian State Warns COVID-19 Hospitalizations to Peak in October

Australia’s New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that health care units will hit a peak in October as COVID-19 infections accumulate, and reported record daily new infections on Monday, August 30. 

New South Wales, the focal point of Australia’s latest outbreak, announced a record of 1,290 new cases as the country grapples to control the highly infectious Delta variant. 

Berejiklian said that Australia was assembling additional hospitalizations as the infections pile up before vaccination efforts start to increase and ease the pressure and remarked, “We will need to manage things differently because we are in the middle of a pandemic, but we will cope.”

The country’s second most-crowded state, Victoria, reported 73 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after Premier Dan Andrews announced he would extend lockdown regulations as daily infections skyrocketed in a year. 

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