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

Health data are critical for supporting long-term improvements in health and health care for Australians

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

There were 8,400 disability-adjusted life years lost in 2020 from COVID-19, 97% of which was fatal burden

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.