Health minister says Australia cannot predict how many will die from coronavirus

Original article by Melissa Davey
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 12-Mar-20

The global death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 4,607; more than 125,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness, including 129 in Australia. Meanwhile, Health Minister Greg Hunt stresses that it is too soon to predict the mortality rate in Australia or the number of people who will become infected. Some projections have suggested that up to 400,000 Australians could die, but virology experts argue that there is still not enough data for accurate modelling of the virus’s likely impact.


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