31st July update

1 08 2009

The Department of Health and Ageing’s figures for today put the new cases at 980. This takes the 7 day moving average of confirmed new daily cases to 729. See graphs below.  As always, you can see these graphs in more detail, as well as some others, at the top of this blog (at “Australian Swine Flu Graphs“, which I try to update daily). You can also, by the way, double-click on any of these graphs and that should blow them up for you to get a better look.

7 day move avg australia

aust hospitalisations

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31 08 2009
Lars Ljunge

Thank you for an excellent blog! We live in Sweden, and you probably know that we have not seen too much of the pandemic here yet. Since we are about to enter autumn here on the northern hemisphere, your statistics from Oz is telling us what to expect during the coming months. It feels a bit frightening, but at the same time reassuring to learn how Australia has been hit by the flu.

A factor here is that we are about to start to get flu shots in about a month, and we hope that it will dampen the expected peak. Have you started such a vaccination program in Australia yet? If so, maybe you could discuss the impact of the program on your blog page.

We are very sorry for the large number of people who have died in your country, but you are certainly doing constructive work, and give people what they need: Hope!

Thanks,
Lars

31 08 2009
aussieflublogger

Thanks for your feedback, Lars. I really appreciate it. We haven’t yet got the vaccine here. We are expecting it in the next few weeks. I’ll be discussing it on these pages over the next few weeks. Cheers. Nick.

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