Evaluation exhibits Australia has second-lowest cumulative fee of COVID deaths out of OECD nations
Reporting by Stephanie Dalzell
Federal authorities evaluation exhibits Australia has the second-lowest cumulative fee of COVID-19 deaths in comparison with different developed nations.
The information seemed on the 38 international locations within the OECD.
It exhibits Australia had simply 0.75 deaths per 100,00 folks between January and the primary half of September this yr.
In distinction, the US recorded 93.15 deaths per 100,000 folks, whereas the UK had virtually 90 per 100,000.
Well being Minister Greg Hunt says these international locations in addition to Sweden, Italy and Greece had between 50 and 90 occasions the per capita lack of Australia in 2021.
“As I say, each life issues, however the truth that we’ve got achieved that consequence by borders, testing, tracing, distancing and vaccination is only a tribute to all of our well being professionals and the nation as an entire,” he stated.
“To place it in comparative perspective, Canada, Switzerland, Israel, actually nice international locations which have completed completely all the pieces they may, they’ve had between 25 and 50 occasions the loss per capita of Australia.
“So, we have not been spared ache and disappointment, however we’ve got been mercifully spared, by our collective actions as a nation, the diploma and nature and the scope of loss in 2021 in addition to what everyone knows in regards to the variations in 2020. So, I believe that is a crucial level of perspective.”