Australia exceeds 10,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic
The huge country of Australia has passed the 10,000 mark in deaths from COVID-19 as the number of cases continues to climb in the country, with 30 more deaths reported on Sunday, July 3.
Among the dead, more than 7,500 died from the disease in 2022, when the majority of restrictions related to the new coronavirus were lifted.
The states of Victoria and New South Wales, which have more than 55% of the Australian population, recorded more than 75% of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country.
More than 35% of COVID-19 victims in Australia were aged 80-89 years and 25% of deaths were reported in people aged 90 years or older.
In addition, more than 30,000 new cases of COVID-19 were registered on Sunday 3 July in Australia, bringing the total number of cases in the country to approximately 8.2 million since the start of the pandemic.
The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, recently called on Australians to get booster doses in order to be better protected against COVID-19.