With days left before Christmas, there has been a vertical leap upwards in the cases of the Omicron variant: 5715 new cases in one day in New South West; 2005 new cases in Victoria; 484 in South Australia and 369 in Queensland. These are new cases and are recorded in one day. Now it’s important for me to add that a steep increase in base data is expected from overseas’s experience. There’s no reason for undue concern because of the evidence of milder symptoms for Omicron infections than for other variants of Covid-19, despite the sharp increase in transmissibility with Omicron.
The nearly vertical rise in case numbers can be seen from the chart below of cases versus the Month – Year of the pandemic (on the RHS of the chart).
Our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has been telling us for some weeks not to worry about case numbers because the nation has double-vaccination rates of near 90% or more. The Federal Government have been saying that