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Australian Covid-19 Surge Stalls Some Non-Urgent Hospital Care

Hospitals in Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland have suspended elective surgeries amid an increase of Covid-19 cases combined with influenza, its health department said.

The Queensland Government’s Metro North division, which takes in many of the state’s biggest hospitals in Brisbane, has suspended all non-urgent activity to meet current Covid-19 and influenza case demand on its hospitals, according to an emailed statement from the health department.