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Australia’s Covid hospital admissions at highest level since summer

Surge driven by new Omicron variant prompts AMA and leading epidemiologists to call for stronger mask mandates * Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates * Get our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcast Covid hospital admissions have reached their highest level since early February when Australia’s health system faced great pressure at the end of the first Omicron wave. The surge has prompted calls from leading epidemiologists and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for stronger mask mandates, with concerns there are double the number of infections silently spreading through the community than official figures suggest. Continue reading...

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