The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians. We are also monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the Australian health system.
Around 5–10% of COVID-19 cases in Australia reported symptoms persisting for more than 3 months
Key risk factors include severe COVID-19 illness, comorbidities, female sex and mid-adult age groups
The AIHW has established a COVID-19 linked data set
Over 90% of records supplied for the project were linked
Use of mental health services increased during the pandemic, particularly for younger people
MBS services and benefits paid increased by 13% and 6% respectively in Sep quarter 2021 compared to Sep quarter 2020
The Australian Government Department of Health collates national data about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other notifiable communicable diseases. Data is being published daily by 9pm AEST, visit Department of Health website.