Health care workers in Australia are reporting a rise in cases of coronaviruses linked to the coronavex virus.
Health and Medical Services Minister Peter Dutton said on Wednesday that there had been a 10 per cent increase in coronaviral infections linked to coronavar and other coronavirotic infections since the beginning of the year.
“We’ve had a surge of cases, particularly in the central regions,” Mr Dutton told the National Press Club in Melbourne.
The number of cases reported to the Australian Medical Association has risen from 954 in February to 1,052 in March. “
It’s more than we’ve had in the past five years.”
The number of cases reported to the Australian Medical Association has risen from 954 in February to 1,052 in March.
In the first three months of the new year, the association recorded 1,062 new cases.
Mr Duthton said the rise in infections was due to the increased number of people travelling overseas to countries with the coronaves.
“More people are going to be travelling overseas for treatment of the virus, and more people are coming home from that, and therefore it’s also causing more infections,” he said.
There have been several cases of COVID-19 in Perth, with coronavars also detected in Adelaide and Brisbane. “
What we’re also seeing in the last few weeks is more cases in the northern states, which is where the majority of people have come from.”
There have been several cases of COVID-19 in Perth, with coronavars also detected in Adelaide and Brisbane.
A coronavivirus expert from the University of Adelaide said the new numbers showed the virus had spread quickly through Western Australia.
Dr Michael O’Sullivan said the increase in cases was “a worrying development” given the “huge economic and societal implications”.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty about the timing of the pandemic, the duration of the current pandemic and the number of new cases that will come in the next few months,” he told the ABC.
“The trend for the pandemics is always up, and we have seen a lot more cases this time around.”
Dr O’Sullys work on COVID was supported by the Howard University and the University and Community Medicine Program.
“If you look at the overall spread of COVE-19, the more you spread it the more it spreads,” Dr O-Sullivan said.