The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians. We are also monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the Australian health system.

COVID-19 linked data

The data linkage project will combine COVID-19 case data with a range of other data sets, including hospitals and deaths data.

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Latest findings

COVID-19 death rates were 2.5 times as high for people born overseas as those born in Australia

30% of COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic have been in residential aged care

The pandemic had minimal impact on total script volumes, with a 2% growth in the year ending Sep 2021 compared to 2020

MBS services via telehealth (phone and video conferencing) increased by 51% from Jun quarter to Sep quarter in 2021

There would have been many more COVID-19 cases and deaths if rates from the UK, Sweden or Canada applied in Australia

Respiratory infections, and injuries due to falls and road traffic accidents, were lower in 2020 than previous years

The Australian Government Department of Health collates national data about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other notifiable communicable diseases. Data is being published daily by 9pm AEST, visit Department of Health website.