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Tag: Omicron

COVID-19 hospital numbers highest in Hunter since start of pandemic

A Hunter health physician is warning hospital numbers will rise as Omicron pushes our admissions to the highest seen since start of pandemic.

Three new Omicron subvariants in Australia

Australia's immunisation authority is recommending people wait three months after recovering from COVID-19 before getting their next vaccine.

Newcastle super spreader events analysed for Omicron study

Wearing masks, social distancing and getting a booster vaccine are the most effective ways to combat the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a study has found.

Concerns for Australia Day COVID-19 spread

A leading health expert has warned of the potential spread of the Omicron COVID-19 strain during Australia Day events as large crowds gather for protest or celebration. 

NSW mental health patients avoiding care during COVID

Patients in need of mental health care have been avoiding getting the help they need, as Omicron cases surged in NSW.

NSW businesses desperate for support as Omicron wave continues

NSW businesses are struggling to keep their doors open as the number of COVID-19 cases remains high, with the government under pressure to reintroduce support.

Signs of Omicron peaking in NSW, ACT: Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt says there are clear signs that the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is peaking.

10 per cent of workforce could be absent as Omicron peaks

Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy has warned the national cabinet 10 per cent of the workforce could be absent with COVID, and more if schools don't reopen.
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