Modelling how COVID-19 could affect Australia…

The Australian Government has released modelling of how COVID-19 could spread through the Australian population under different scenarios.

This modelling helps governments take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prepare our health system.

The Australian Government is boosting our intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity to around 7,000 beds.

The modelling compares the peak daily ICU bed demand under 3 different scenarios:

  • uncontrolled spread – 35,000
  • isolation and quarantine – 17,000
  • isolation, quarantine and social isolation – below 5000