Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is time to stop thinking about crime statistics and look for serious illnesses instead.
The Australian government says Reduce Omicron power The coronavirus crisis means that the country can move forward with economic recovery plans even though the new infections have reached more than 37,000 people and the number of hospital admissions is rising.
Daily figures were reported Monday in the states of Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, as well as the Australian Capital Territory.
In New South Wales, there were 20,794 cases, more than the amount on Sunday but under the daily record of 22,577 set Saturday, test numbers dropped by the end of the New Year’s holiday weekend.
The national average daily has affected more than 37,150 cases, with more than 35,327 cases on Saturday, Western Australia and the Northern Territory report.
The eight deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Monday, leading to more than 2,260 cases worldwide.
“We need to stop thinking about crime statistics and think about serious illnesses, living with the virus, taking care of our health and making sure we keep an eye on what’s going on and keep our economy afloat,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Channel Seven.
Hospitals rose to 1,204 in New South Wales, more than 10 percent from Sunday and more than three times on Christmas Day.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said their policy was that the Omicron race was inferior and inferior to other breeds, which reduced the risk to the general public and health systems.
Michael Bonning, chairman of the Australian Medical Association’s New South Wales Council, said a sharp increase in hospitals combined with the holiday season and the increasing number of health workers affected by COVID is compelling.
“The Christmas season and the hospital staff are being fired for their connections … we see it becoming increasingly difficult for staff, especially in complex hospitals,” he told ABC Television.
Towards the end of December, the government changed its recommendation that people should have free RIV-PCR testing for COIVD-19, and wants to make greater use of antigen testing more urgently, among other things to reduce pressure on testing.
But antigen testing tests are lacking, and Morrison said the government does not pay for self-testing, which is set at $ 15 Australian ($ 10.90).
“We are at another stage of the epidemic, where we cannot move around and release anything,” he said.