19 Jan 2022

Australia records deadliest day of pandemic

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 19 January 2022

Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic.

77 people around the country have died with Covid-19, with nearly half of those deaths from New South Wales.

While overall COVID cases numbers are suggesting a drop should follow, health staff are still under enormous strain, struggling to deliver the best care possible.

ABC correspondent Lara Hyams talks to Max Towle from Sydney.