Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

The claimAfter 18 months of intermittent lockdowns and ongoing restrictions, the National Cabinet has agreed on a plan to open up Australia once vaccination targets are achieved.The targets relate to the percentage of the population aged 16 years and older, despite the Therapeutic Goods Administration approving the Pfizer and Moderna jabs for all those aged 12 and above.Opposition spokesman … Read more

First death of Illawarra resident from COVID in Wollongong Hospital

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NSW Health has recorded the first COVID-related death of an Illawarra resident at Wollongong Hospital.Four people died in New South Wales in the latest reporting period including the woman in her 80’s from Wollongong.Key points:The first Illawarra resident has died from COVID at Wollongong HospitalNSW Health says the 80 year old woman from Wollongong had one … Read more

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

Tokyo gold medal-winning swimmer Madison Wilson has been admitted to hospital having tested positive for COVID-19.Key points:A positive COVID-19 test has forced Madison Wilson out of the International Swim League competitionWilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” to have contracted COVID-19, being fully vaccinated She acknowledged those who have reached out in supportThe 27-year-old is in Italy for … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more

Overburdened Red Deer hospital forced to airlift COVID-19 patients to Calgary, Edmonton

Overburdened Red Deer hospital forced to airlift COVID-19 patients to Calgary, Edmonton

Critically ill patients are being airlifted out of Red Deer Regional Hospital as doctors and nurses from its various departments are recruited to care for patients on ventilators due to spiking COVID-19 cases in central Alberta. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Red Deer, Alta., have jumped 62 per cent (from 83 to 134 cases) and ICU admissions are up 31 … Read more

Girl and mother with COVID-19 transferred to Adelaide hospital from Broken Hill

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A girl sick with COVID-19 has been flown to Adelaide for treatment, accompanied by her mother, who also has the virus.Key points:A 13-year-old girl and her mother have been transferred to AdelaideThe girl is being treated for a non-COVID related illnessThere are 10 active coronavirus cases in South AustraliaNSW Far West Local Health District chief executive Umit Agis said the … Read more

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, about 60 miles northeast of Syracuse, will stop deliveries after September 24, said Gerald Cayer, chief executive of the Lewis County Health System.”We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis … Read more

Fire in N.Macedonian COVID-19 hospital kills at least 10

Fire in N.Macedonian COVID-19 hospital kills at least 10

PRISTINA, Sept 8 (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed when a fire broke out in a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in the North Macedonian town of Tetovo, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday.”Ten people have been confirmed dead in the blaze so far, but the number could rise. This is a … Read more