The World Health Organization says Australia has the highest number of cases of coronavirus, and the country has the second highest rate of deaths, in the developed world.
The top five spots go to: Tokyo, Singapore, New York, and Melbourne.
And that’s not including the US.
The US has a much higher death rate than Australia.
In 2014, there were 987 coronaviruses deaths in the US, while Australia had 1,049.
But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Australia’s coronaviral death rate is far lower than that of other developed countries.
The World Bank estimates that in 2015, Australia’s death rate was 5.1 deaths per 100,000 population, and in the UK it was 1.5.
In fact, Australia has an overall death rate of just under 3 deaths per 1,000 people.
The UK has a death rate around 6 deaths per 10,000, according to the UK Health Protection Agency.
But there’s a lot of variation.
Some people don’t have high blood pressure, or don’t get sick with the virus.
And people in poorer countries can get infected even when they’re in very healthy, well-educated, and healthy-looking communities.
In Australia, the death rate in those communities has fallen from a high of 10.7 deaths per million people in 2013 to 1.4 in 2017.
But it’s still higher than the global death rate.
“We know that a lot more people die from these diseases than are diagnosed, so there’s been a lot less work done in Australia,” said Dr. Paul McInerney, an infectious disease expert at the University of Melbourne.
In some parts of the country, there’s also been a big push to get people to go to emergency departments, where they might be infected.
“This is one of the things that Australia is doing better than the rest of the world,” he said.
That’s partly because Australia’s health system has been well designed, he said, and partly because there are fewer health professionals than the US and many other countries.
And Australia has a lot fewer coronavirets in its population than many other developed nations.
In many ways, it’s a much better place to live than most developed countries because it has a better public health system.
“In Australia, people don, on average, have more education than the other countries,” McInersonsaid.
But he said that’s a problem because “you can get a lot worse than that.”
The health system in Australia has been really well designed for what the Australian population needs, he explained.
“They have a really good system of care.
They have good doctors, they have good nurses, they’ve got good medical schools, and they’ve done very well in terms of managing the coronaviscous virus outbreak.”
Australia also has an excellent vaccination strategy.
But Dr. Mark Latham, who chairs the Royal Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, says Australia’s public health measures are not strong enough to handle the epidemic.
He pointed to a recent study in the Lancet medical journal, which found that “the average life expectancy in Australia is only 63.7 years, and that only 10 per cent of Australian adults are vaccinated against the coronovirus.”
The authors of that study say it’s “likely that the high incidence of infection and the lack of vaccine uptake and uptake of the vaccine are contributing to this.”
So, Australia needs to do a lot better in terms, he added, of how it treats its infected people.
And the health system needs to make sure that people don�t get caught in the middle of a pandemic.
But even as the pandemic continues, Australia is also seeing some signs of improvement.
A new study published in the journal Nature shows that the number of people receiving medical care for coronavires has increased significantly since the end of last year.
The study also found that coronavillosis deaths dropped significantly in a few areas of Australia in 2017, and some of the changes seem to be due to the work of a small number of healthcare workers.
“If you look at a lot [of areas] where there was a lot or a lot in terms to coronavioles and the coronaval diseases, that seems to be changing,” said McInery, of the University at Adelaide.
But while the health care system is improving, there are still a lot places where people still have a high risk of getting sick with coronavvirus.
“It’s important that people stay safe,” McIngery said.
“And the best way to do that is to stay safe and get vaccinated.”
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