Another measure of the spread of the virus is the number of people who are sick in hospital with it. Since early July the Department of Health and Ageing has been reporting figures of the number of people in Australian hospitals each day with Swine Flu (and of these, the number who are in Intensive Care).
I’ve graphed these numbers below, they give an idea of the continued spread of the virus in Australia. The graph tells a simple story, more and more people are continuing to get sick with this. For example, the number of people currently in intensive care has tripled over the last week, from 32 on 14th July, to 96 today.
Today’s Health and Ageing update reports that since the Swine Flu pandemic began, 1590 people have been hospitalised in Australia with it.