27th July update: fall in new cases reported

27 07 2009

We’ve had a marked fall in the number of new cases reported here over the last 72 hours. The new cases reported by the Department of Health and Ageing for the last three days have been: 201, 0, 293. I suspect this is just reporting hiccups around the weekend – but we haven’t quite had this pattern before. So let’s see. Far too early to call the peak. Our worst flu month is traditionally August. As a result of the low reported numbers, we’ve seen the 7 day moving average fall quite sharply:

7 day move avg australiaThe number of people in hospital with Swine Flu has, unfortunately, not fallen. The numbers are still at their highest levels ever since the start of the pandemic:

aust hospitalisations

You can find large versions of these graphs in the normal place: in the Australian graphs at the top of this blog.

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28 07 2009
Tuesday in Australia: almost 2,000 new cases « Swine Flu in Australia

[…] Tuesday in Australia: almost 2,000 new cases 28 07 2009 So, the Department of Health and Ageing caught up with their weekend backlog and published 1,965 new cases in their daily H1N1v update. If it were a real 24 hours worth it would be alarming, but it’s clearly to make up for the under-reporting of the last few days (see yesterday’s post). […]

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