Australia Deploys Military to Retirement Homes as Coronavirus Hospitalizations Hit Record High

Australia Deploys Military to Retirement Homes as Coronavirus Hospitalizations Hit Record High


Australia reported 5,450 hospitalizations due to the Wuhan coronavirus on Monday, a record high that doctors say is driven by the highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of the omicron strain.

“The number of those in hospitals is the highest since the emergence of the coronavirus, exceeding January’s high of 5,390 during the first wave of Omicron infections. Daily death tolls have also risen, topping 100 on Saturday for the first time,” Reuters noted.

Over a thousand outbreaks have been reported in retirement homes, which said they lacked the staff to deal with so many health crises, so military personnel were dispatched to reinforce them — an “extreme measure” defended as vitally necessary by Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles.

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