Victoria’s health system battles yet another Covid-19 wave

09.29.2021 - By Full Story

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This week Victoria’s daily case numbers overtook NSW, and with cases rising rapidly, so are hospitalisations and deaths. Some Melbourne hospitals are already feeling the strain, with reports of delays in admitting some patients to emergency and an increase in emergency staff taking sick leave due to burnout. Medical editor Melissa Davey examines how the Victorian health system is coping right now, and whether it could get overwhelmed in the coming months.

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