Coronavirus: Worst-case scenario would have seen peak demand for 35,000 intensive care beds

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 7 2020 - 11:45am, first published 5:15am
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, explaining the modelling on Tuesday. Picture: AAP

An unmitigated countrywide outbreak of the coronavirus would have completely overwhelmed intensive care beds with a peak daily demand of 35,000 beds, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy revealed on Tuesday.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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