Заболеваемость послеродовыми вирусами снижается
As Australians return to work after the Christmas holidays, the number of positive cases of Covid-19 has dropped significantly. NSW health data for the first week of 2023 shows a 33% drop from the previous seven days, with 15,364 new positive tests.
The data also show that the number of recipients of PCR tests decreased by 11%.
NSW Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ian Fizell said:
Leading indicators show that the number of Covid-19 cases in New South Wales continues to decline as expected. Influenza activity in New South Wales is at a low level, but there are signs that activity is increasing.
A "diverse" group of secondary variants still circulate in the community, with BR.2 being the most common, according to NSW Health.
Since Jan. 3, the national average of daily positive tests has been 23.3 percent lower than the previous week, with significant declines across nearly every state and territory. The exception is the Northern Territory, where the first official statistics on daily incidence for the year increased by 2%.
On Christmas Day, the country reported an average of 13,742 cases, compared with 8,950 on January 3, the latest date for which national data is available.
While the number of new cases is declining, the number of people admitted to hospitals and intensive care units with the virus remains high and, in fact, has even increased slightly . In the seven days leading up to January 3, more than 3,500 people were hospitalized, 120 in intensive care units, up 2% and 11% from the previous week.
Also this week, a study by Israeli scientists found that most people with long-term Covid have no symptoms after a year. A study from the KI Research Institute , published in the medical journal BMJ , suggests that patients with mild Covid-19 are at risk for a small number of health effects, most of which resolve within a year of diagnosis.