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

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

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

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

By 20 June 2021, there had been just over 30,000 cases and 910 deaths from COVID-19 in Australia

The initial impacts of the pandemic increased levels of psychological distress, particularly for young people

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.