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

Around 5–10% of COVID-19 cases in Australia reported symptoms persisting for more than 3 months

Key risk factors include severe COVID-19 illness, comorbidities, female sex and mid-adult age groups

The AIHW has established a COVID-19 linked data set

Use of mental health services increased during the pandemic, particularly for younger people

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

MBS services and benefits paid increased by 13% and 6% respectively in Sep quarter 2021 compared to Sep quarter 2020

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.